Mayor of Camden in vigil against hate crime

The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Jonathan Simpson, is taking part in a vigil against hate crime this weekend (Saturday), along with his Mayoress, radio DJ Amy Lamé. The event follows last year’s vigil at Trafalgar Square, held after the homophobic murder of Ian Baynham.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the vigil to take a stand against all types of hate crime. During the vigil, the Mayor and Mayoress will be reading a list of all those people who have been victims of hate crime during the past year.

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Mayor of Camden, said: “It is absolutely essential that we continue to show, peacefully but determinedly, that hate crime against anyone, whatever their sexuality, race or faith, will not be tolerated in Camden, or anywhere else.”

Notes for editors

1. The vigil will take place at Trafalgar Square on Saturday 23 October at 7pm.
2. For more information about the Mayor of Camden, please visit 

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