London hate crime vigil

Media Release

June 8, 2021

Flags lowered following London hate crime; mayor to speak at public vigil

Flags at all municipal locations in Chatham-Kent will be lowered to commemorate the lives of four members of London’s Muslim community killed in a hate crime Sunday.

“We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff. “Hatred and violence have no place in our country. No one should be alienated and live in fear because of the colour of their skin, their manner of dress or their religion.”

Mayor Canniff has been invited to speak at a vigil being held Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Tecumseh Park band shell.

The socially-distanced event is being sponsored by the Chatham-Kent Muslim Association and is open to all members of the community.



For more information contact

Darrin Canniff


Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3001


Hassan Elhkodr

Chatham-Kent Muslim Association



Media Contact:

Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3624


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