Vigils for victims of recent terrorist incidents
A number of vigils are being held across the city to remember those killed or injured in the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand and in the incident on Sunday in Stanwell, Surrey. It is also an opportunity to remember all those killed or injured elsewhere in the world in similar acts of violence.
Everyone is invited and welcome to join the vigils.
Wednesday 20 March 2019
6pm to 7pm - Vigil at Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove
The city’s Interfaith Contact Group invites all communities to join a peace vigil, to demonstrate our shared belief that attacks of terror will not be tolerated in our city, and beyond. All are invited to come together and show our support and unity with the Muslim community.
Thursday 21 March 2019
One Voice vigil
4.30pm – outside Hove Town Hall
All are welcome to join One Voice’s vigil to remember all those killed or injured in Christchurch last Friday, Stanwell over the weekend and elsewhere in the world in acts of similar violence.
Our local Imams, executive committee members on the city’s Racial Harassment Forum and local community leaders will be speaking briefly. We will also observe a minute’s silence. Please join One Voice to stand together in solidarity and send a clear message that we do not condone violence against innocent people and counter the threat from far right as well as all other forms of terrorism.
Reporting suspicious behaviour or activity
Co-operation between the public and the police is the greatest asset in tackling the challenge the UK faces from terrorism. Sussex Police and Brighton & Hove City Council are asking all residents and communities to remain aware and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity immediately by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or call 999 in an emergency.
You can also make a report on the Sussex Police website
Find out more on the GOV.UK Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign website
Reporting hate incidents
One Voice members urge everyone to be aware and are encouraging residents and communities to report any racist, religiously motivated or other hate incidents within our communities.
Places of worship can also use the Counter Terrorism Police’s online training package ‘ACT Awareness eLearning’ for advice on Protective Security and how to react should the worst happen.
Please report hate incidents on the Safe in the City website
You can also get information on the Safe in the City website about preventing terrorism and extremism.