Thursday 27 October 2011

Vigil Against Hate Crime: Friday 28th October

The vigil will take place in Trafalgar Square tomorrow evening from 7:30pm to 9pm, with a 2 minute silence in memory of victims at 8pm.

The vigil was founded by 17-24-30 in 2009 following the homophobic murder of Ian Baynham in the square. Since then it has widened to remember/support victims of all hate crime; including disablist hate. Speakers this year include Beverley Smith from the Disability Hate Crime Network.

Disablist hate crime is on the up due in no small part to the rhetoric being peddled by the government and press in attempt to whip up support for welfare reform. People are getting called a "scrounging cunt" in the street or being followed down the road by someone shouting "fucking DLA stick" at them, making this vigil so relevant for us.

For more info see or the Facebook event page.

1 comment:

  1. See also the case reported this week in Tyneside. Google David McGregor and Peter Greening for details. Mr Greening's became suicidal and frightened to go outside because of the campaign of intimidation run by his neighbour who accused him of being ..........well, you guessed it.