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Pendleton Together residents talk hate crime

Pendleton Together residents have joined members of the local community to make a video about hate crime alongside Salford youngsters.

The video, which features residents talking about their experiences of hate-crime, was made by young people mentored by Remedi, a restorative justice agency based in the city, and was shown to a hate crime conference last month. As well as gathering stories, the video featured details of how to report hate incidents and inspired local poet J Ahmed to write “bredjudice”.

You can watch both videos below this article.

Michelle Allott, Director of Pendleton Together, said: “Keeping residents safe is at the heart of what Pendleton Together do and it was moving to hear the stories of those who have been affected by hate. This video not only records their story, but also shows others that they no longer need to be victims and should report any crime immediately.”

Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said: “There’s no place for hate crime in Salford and it has a devastating impact on people as this powerful video shows. People should not be targeted because of their religion, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or the way they look. I’d urge anyone who sees or experiences hate crime to report it to get support and help us stamp it out.” 

Salford City Council has a list of hate crime reporting centres at www.salford.gov.uk/hatecrime

 

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