On Saturday 2nd July, Islington came together to reject hate crime.
Following reports of an increase in hate crime incidents across the country in recent days, community leaders and faith leaders from across Islington met on Highbury Fields to address a crowd of around 300 local residents.
Speakers included local councillors and MPs, faith leaders, and community leaders.
Many of the speakers were those that had co-signed a letter organised by Islington Labour denouncing hate crime and pledging to work together to support our community.
Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, said: “Islington is stronger because of its diversity, and I am proud our community is welcoming and tolerant of others.
“People from across the world make a massive contribution to our borough, working in vital public services like the NHS and helping to make Islington a vibrant and welcoming place. They are our neighbours and our friends.
“I know we all stand together in condemning any acts of hate crime that occur, and Saturday’s rally was a fantastic occasion for our community to come together.”
Pictured – speakers at the ‘Love Islington – Say NO to Hate Crime’ Rally, Highbury Fields, 2nd July 2016.