Welcome to the 17-24-30 WordPress Page which is being set up to mark the 12th anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.
In April 1999 David Copeland set out to attack the Black, Asian and Gay communities hoping that it would create a climate of fear which would eventually lead to the election of the BNP. Over the course of three weeks he planted three nail bombs which killed three people and injured many more.
Luckily he was caught and his plan failed, but his acts of hatred remind us that there will always be those out there who seek to attack and harm us so we must remain vigilant and work together to protect and develop our communities.
17-24-30 represents that dates that the three nail bombs were planted, 17th April Brixton Markert – Brixton, 24th April – Brick Lane and the 30th April -The Admiral Duncan, Soho.
We believe that it is important to remember what happened, to remember those we’ve lost and to continue to stand with and show our support to those affected by hate crime and work together to build and develop our communities to ensure that this does not happen again.
Over the course of the next few weeks we will be adding information to this site. We will add details about 17-24-30 and the No to Hate Crime Campaign. A page is dedicated to the memory of those we have lost. There will be pages about the areas that were attacked with local information and details of the acts of remembrance that have been planned. We will also provide details of how people can support and get involved in our campaign – check out our fundraising and volunteering pages for more details.
We hope that our actions, along with those of others will help create a climate where hate crime in all forms is not acceptable in any of our communities.
For more information check out our website http://www.17-24-30.com/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Also please follow us on Facebook (17-24-30 group, 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign, International Hate Crime Day: Hope and Remembrance) and twitter #HateCrimeVigil.