Let’s send a powerful message to those who would divide the people of Greater Manchester. Join our declaration against hate crime.
One of the greatest strengths of Greater Manchester is the fact so many people have come here from different countries, cultures and religions and have contributed so much to the life and prosperity of the area.
One of our core values is tolerance and a ‘live and let live’ approach. We deplore actions intended to spread hatred towards any particular group on the basis of their personal characteristics and all forms of hate crime.
People should be able to go about their lives and practise their religion and lifestyle without the threat of harassment or abuse. In particular we condemn attacks on places of worship and the recent desecration of graves which causes enormous hurt and offence.
Free speech and love of liberty has always been a key feature of the history and culture of Greater Manchester but it is important that religions or communities are not stereotyped on the basis of the activities of extremists and that everyone strives for greater understanding between different groups so the divisions seen in other parts of the world are never a feature of life here.
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd,
GMP Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy,
and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA).
Join us in saying no to hate:
- Sign up to the declaration
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View more information about hate crime and how to report it.