nick venedi

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Hate crime vigil 23 October 7.00 p.m.

Hate Crime Vigil - 23rd October 7pm - 9pm Trafalgar Square (with 2 minute silence at 8pm)

Ian Baynham aged 62 died in hospital on October 13th 2009, several weeks after he was punched and kicked while on a night out near Trafalgar Square in a vicious homophobic attack by two teenage girls.After his death, last year up to 10,000 people gathered in Trafalgar Square to enforce the message that hate crime is unacceptable. Those who attended the vigil in the centre of London were also joined by others around the world online.This Saturday, 23rd October between 7pm and 9pm, the vigil will take place once again in Trafalgar Square with a 2 minute silence at 8pm. A number of musicians and speakers will be attending the event including Stuart Milk – nephew to Harvey Milk who is making the journey from the USA to represent the Harvey Milk Foundation. It is hoped that once again thousands of supporters including the world’s media will join in and support the event in central London online.If you would like to show your support in person, head down to Trafalgar Square this Saturday evening and join thousands of individuals all united to share one common theme "Uniting all communities against all forms of Hate Crime through hope and remembrance".

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