Recent events in Woolwich and around the country are a wake up call to all who value peace and democracy in Society that if we do not come together in a spirit of togetherness and solidarity, then the door is left open to extremists from whatever background to exploit the feeling of hopelessness that many of out fellow citizens are feeling during these harsh times for our community.
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) is firmly wedded to the opinion that we do not solve our problems through violence or hate filled confrontation. We believe in the principles of free speech and believe that if the community of Hull and East Yorkshire come together in a mass show of mutual support and celebration of all that is positive, the people of our area will see that the racists and extremists way to solve our problems is futile.
The Hull LRC is broad based community campaign group which counts trade unionists, political party members and local activists amongst its members and we have been in the forefront of campaigns to defend our residents here against the Bedroom Tax, NHS cuts and the decimation of Council services.
On Saturday 6th July we are holding a mass march and rally whose theme will be “A Celebration of Togetherness”. We are inviting the whole community to come along and take part in this fun event. Speakers from Church Groups, anti racist campaigns, the Trade Union Movement and members of the public who wish to come forward will show the people of Hull that there is hope, and that extremism is not welcome here.
We hope you will come and join us.
Statement from Hull Mosque: “We at Hull Mosque & Islamic Centre abhor and condemn all ages of violence and racism in any form. The recent events in Woolwich have made us realise that we must actively engage with our neighbours and break down the barriers that seem to still exist despite our efforts.
We will share your message and ask all members of our congregation to attend and show support for this initiative.”