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Successful week of activities to mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week

No Place for Hate

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

A week of activities took place to show there is No Place for Hate in Tower Hamlets during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Although the majority of people in Tower Hamlets are respectful of each other, there is a small number who target others because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability, which is known as a hate crime.

Activities included a charity football match which saw teams kicking hate out of the borough.

Around 50 people also joined the annual Peace Walk from Altab Ali Park. The park is named after a 25-year-old Bangladeshi Sylheti clothing worker, who was murdered in a hate crime near the park on his way home.

The walk finished with speeches and videos about hate crime to encourage discussion around the subject.

The No Place for Hate Champions also attended a special welcome event with Cllr Ohid Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, and partner organisations.

They were given certificates for completing the No Place for Hate training course.

The events aimed to highlight that hate crimes do sadly take place in the borough, how to report one if you see it taking place or are a victim, and to workshop ideas on how it can be better tackled within the community.

You can still sign the council's pledge against hate crime for organisations and individuals on the council website.

If you are interested in signing up as a No Place for Hate champion, please email Hatecrime@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Posted on Wednesday 19th October 2022