Update on London hate crime vigil

Media Release

June 9, 2021

Location of public vigil changed

A vigil in memory of the four members of London’s Muslim community killed in a hate crime Sunday will now be held as a drive by event at the Chatham Civic Centre from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight.

Motorists are asked to pass by the Civic Centre in a westbound direction on King Street to facilitate those who want to drop off flowers, items of remembrance or donations to the London family.

Flags at all municipal locations in Chatham-Kent are being lowered as a sign of respect.

“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.”

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

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For more information contact

Darrin Canniff

Mayor

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3001

Darrin.Canniff@chatham-kent.ca

 

Hassan Elhkodr

519-350-0038

 

Media Contact:

Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3624

jimbl@chatham-kent.ca

 

 

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