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Nick Clegg's Statement on Hate Crime Awareness Week

October 13, 2013 9:00 AM
Nick Clegg speaking at London Pride in 2008

Nick Clegg was speaking to mark Hate Crime Week

This week, 12-19th October 2013, is Hate Crime Awareness Week. The event raises awareness of hate crime including homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said:

"As we mark the start of Hate Crime Awareness week, my thoughts are with all of you who have suffered as a result of these deplorable and cowardly acts against individuals and entire sections of our society.

"Your strength and unity reminds us all that hate crime must be challenged. Hate crime is always an attack on the core values and freedoms which underpin our society. Standing together in this way is the greatest show of strength for those who suffer hate crimes, and demonstrates the greatest condemnation of those who commit them.

"This Government stands with you."