Peterborough unites to condemn terrorist attacks
Following the recent terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand, Peterborough has united to condemn these atrocities. Two public vigils have been arranged as detailed below.
Friday 22nd March: 5pm - 7pm, Peterborough City Centre (Cathedral Green or Guildhall)
Saturday 23rd March: 12 noon, in front of Peterborough Town Hall
The following public statements have also been issued:
Message issued on behalf of Peterborough Inter faith Council
I am horrified to hear the news this morning of the murder of innocent men women and children during peaceful prayer in mosques in Christchurch. Our prayers and thoughts go to those who have lost their lives and their loved ones. We stand together in the Peterborough interfaith council and condemn this act of terrorism.
Peterborough Mayor Councillor Chris Ash:
On behalf of all in Peterborough in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathies for all those involved in the Christchurch shootings. Terror tries to divide us, but by uniting we are stronger. We stand with Muslim communities both in our city and worldwide."
Message from Cohesion team, Peterborough City Council
We are working closely with Police, ward councillors, Muslim community, Mosques and other faith groups as well as community groups to ensure that we are working together.
Hasib Zafar President AMA Peterborough
The only purpose for this vigil on 23rd March is to show unity against any type of extremism and racism within the society. Ahmadiyya Community proudly use and practice the slogan “Love For All, Hatred For None” and this is what we want to spread to create the awareness of peace, harmony and love within the society.
Councillor Ansar Ali, North Ward, Peterborough City Council
I have had numerous people from our wonderfully diverse communities in Peterborough and beyond contact me to express sadness and solidarity following the Terrorist attack in a Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
A number of people have also suggested a Vigil in the Peterborough City Centre, for an opportunity for us to come together united in condemning acts of Terror, Islamophobia, Hatred, Anti Semitism and Racism.
I have arranged for this Vigil to be held in the Peterborough City Centre either in the Cathedral Green or Guildhall on Friday 22nd March from 5pm to 7pm. I hope you will be able to join us.
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