Monday, 23 December 2013

From Norwich Pride

Norwich Pride Statement Condemning Homophobic Attack in our fine city:

Norwich Pride is shocked and angered by the horrific level of violence perpetrated in a homophobic attack on the landlords at Kings in Norwich on 21st December. We condemn outright such violence and call on the authorities to take every effort to catch the attackers. 

We are relieved that landlords Jesse and Davie have indicated they are in good health, despite the attack, and we support their determination not to allow a few individuals to intimidate them.

One of the key aims of Norwich Pride is to ensure that Norwich is a safe city where everyone is able to be themselves. Every year at the end of July 1000s of people join the Pride parade and participate in events across the city to celebrate our diverse cultures and people of all sexual orientations. We need to continue to work together to ensure this remains the case.

We therefore call on people to unite in condemning this violence and send a message of solidarity and support to Jesse and Davie via their Kings facebook page. 

Norwich Pride has offered our wholehearted support to assist them in any way we can. We hope that the perpetrators of these crimes are quickly brought to justice. 

Anyone with information can contact Norwich CID on 101 or call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For Kings and all venues across Norwich and beyond, we hope you have a safe, LGBT-friendly, peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

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