Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Vigil being held in Chatham on Wednesday for London Muslim family

A vigil is being held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Tecumseh Park band shell in Chatham, after four members of London’s Muslim community were killed on Sunday, in what police are investigating as a hate crime.

Municipal officials say flags at all municipal locations in Chatham-Kent will be lowered.

Mayor Darrin Canniff is set to speak at the public vigil on Wednesday as well.

““We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community,” Mayor Canniff said in a media release.

“Hatred and violence have no place in our country. No one should be alienated and live in fear because of the colour of their skin, their manner of dress or their religion.”

The socially-distanced event is being sponsored by the Chatham-Kent Muslim Association and is open to all members of the community, Municipal officials say.

More details about the incident can be found on the London Police Service website, here.

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