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Standing united against discrimination in Lincoln

Published: 31/10/2018

City of Lincoln Council calls out to the community following a terrorist attack in Pittsburgh, USA on Saturday 27 October.

Cllr Rosanne Kirk, Portfolio Holder for Reducing Inequality at City of Lincoln Council, said:

“I was deeply saddened, as I’m sure many of you were, to hear of the attack in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Our thoughts go out to the Jewish community during this difficult time.

“We will continue to build thriving communities and a warm and welcoming culture of tolerance and acceptance in Lincoln.

“As a council, we are committed to protecting the rights of every community in the city - we want you to pursue your own way of life, as you wish, free from violence and crime.

“We have been involved in various community cohesion activities over the years and assisted in projects such as the opening of Lincoln Central Mosque, the Lincoln Peace Walk and World Hello Day.

“We also have an active Jewish community in Lincoln who we speak with on a regular basis and as a council, we will not tolerate any discrimination against them or any other groups based on their ethnicity or beliefs.

“It is important for our residents to be vigilant when it comes to discrimination against race, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and to report it.

“For emergencies, call 999 or for other instances, call the police on 101 or City of Lincoln Council on 01522 881188. Alternatively, call Stop Hate UK on 0800 136 1625.”