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Hate Crime Vigil – Trafalgar Square 8pm, Friday 30th October

October 27th, 2009

Dr Petra

Please circulate the message below to all your networks

Many of you will have read about the horrific attack on Ian Baynham in Trafalgar Square and how this is now treated as a murder following the decision to turn off life support. Any attack is horrific but this took place in Trafalgar Square which one would imagine to be one of the safest places in London.

In response to this recent attack, the rise in the number of homophobic attacks in London, and previous hate attacks, a vigil has been organised in Trafalgar Square for this Friday 30th October 2009, 8pm.

The event is being organised by 17-24-30. Their aim for the vigil is to show the world that this anti-sociable behaviour is unacceptable.

For further details about the event, join the group on Facebook by clicking this link.

17-24-30 have said, “It’s important that you join in, because this wasn’t just a homophobic attack. It was an attack on everyone’s right to walk through their city without fear of attack. This is about everyone, str8 and gay.”

An additional vigil will be held in Liverpool on Sunday 1 November for James Parks, a trainee police officer aged 22, currently in hospital in a serious condition following a homophobic attack at the weekend.

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