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Jeremy Corbyn to speak out against Islington hate crime tonight

PUBLISHED: 10:05 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:11 16 October 2017

Jeremy Corbyn, pictured in June at a vigil for the Finsbury Park terror attack, will tonight sign a pledge to fight hate crime in Islington. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Jeremy Corbyn, pictured in June at a vigil for the Finsbury Park terror attack, will tonight sign a pledge to fight hate crime in Islington. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

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Muslim women will share their experiences of hate crime at Finsbury Park Mosque tonight.

The event, part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, will see Islington North MP and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn join councillors and police officers sign a pledge to tackle hate crime in the borough.

The panel will listen to concerns of women who have had to deal with physical and verbal Islamophobic attacks.

In February last year, Mr Corbyn chaired a similar meeting where he heard from women who “found it difficult to go out in the evenings” and another whose daughter “felt like she had to explain herself” in the wake of the 2015 Paris attacks. He described it as “unbelievably awful”.

The meeting is open to all and runs from 6.15pm to 8pm. Victims of June’s Seven Sisters Road terror attack will also be attending.

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