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Hate Crime on Chatham Memorial Synagogue - Liberal Democrat Response

November 1, 2019 3:03 PM
By Medway Liberal Democrats - Alan Wells

Chatham Memorial SynagogueThe series of attacks on Chatham Memorial Synagogue in Kent in the run up to Rosh Hashanah, has left the whole community shocked. The Synagogue has been marred by anti-social behaviour over the past two years with recent attacks seeing the front door covered in excrement and the desecration of its cemetery.

Alan Wells, spokesperson for Medway Liberal Democrats in River Ward said "Having campaigned in the area, there is strong community agreement that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. Acts of this kind challenge the values of free, democratic and inclusive societies and has no place in Medway".

Liberal Democrats are committed in tackling the appalling rise in hate crimes in all its forms and will continue to fight against prejudice and discrimination, to ensure full equality and protection for people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Alan Wells - Medway Liberal Democrats

Notes to editors

  • Government figures released in October revealed that the number of hate crimes that took place last year was a ten per cent increase on the previous year.
  • There were 103,379 hate crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales in 2018/19.
  • Attacks on people based on religion, disability and transgender people have risen year on year.