20th October announced as date for next Vigil

October 20th 2012 has been announced at the date for the 4th London Vigil against Hate Crime, part of the International Day of Hope and Remembrance for all victims and survivors of hate crime organised by 17-24-30.

The London Vigil against Hate Crime is planned to take place on Saturday 20th October between 7pm to 9pm.

An application to use Trafalgar Square has been submitted to the Greater London Authority’s Square Team, and the newly elected steering group are starting to draft plans, recruit volunteers, invite participants and raise funds for the event.

Event organiser Mark Healey said:

“There is a lot going on in London this year, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, World Pride, the Olympics and Paralympics and many other events – but we hope that people will pause with us on the 20th October and take a moment to remember those we have lost because of acts of hate.

We want to remind the world that hate crime in all its forms is not acceptable and that we will continue to raise our voices until this problem is resolved.

Whilst crime figures have been falling, hate crime incidents have been on the increase – which is why we need to stand together and call on all parties to work together to tackle this problem. This year we really want to see more organisations up and down the country taking part.

Every person has a right to live without fear of being attacked, those that are targeted or have been attacked should be protected, and those who commit these attacks should receive the toughest penalties.”

In the meantime – sign up and show your support on our London Vigil Facebook event page (click here) and make sure you watch this space for more details!

If you are interested in getting involved please contact info@17-24-30.org for more information.

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About mhealey

Founder of 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign
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