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Lib Dems call for Condemnation of Racism and Hate Crimes

by Ade Adeyemo on 12 July, 2016

Solihull Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion for the Council meeting on July 12th, expressing concern over recent reports of racist incidents and hate crimes following the EU Referendum.

The Motion reads:
We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our country. This Council condemns racism, xenophobia and

hate crimes unequivocally and will not allow hate to become acceptable.


This Council will lead the fight against racism and xenophobia in our Borough.

We reassure everyone living in this area that they are valued members of our community.

Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor John Windmill (Olton) who has

Councillor John Windmill (Olton)

Councillor John Windmill (Olton)

given notice of the Motion said, “I hope that all the Groups on the Council will back the Motion unanimously. It is so important that we show our residents that we stand together against racism and hate crimes”.

Baroness Lorely Burt added, “The rise of overt racism is extremely troubling – it seems the racists think they have ‘permission’ to air their ugly views in public. We must challenge this wherever we see it, making sure that victims feel supported and making sure that the perpetrators are left in no doubt that their behaviour is totally unacceptable – and illegal”.

Local Party Chairman Councillor Ade Adeyemo (Lyndon) has also called for everyone in our community to report any such incidents, including minor ones, to the Police.

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