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London: Thousands Expected At Anti-Bashing Rally In Trafalgar Square

Thousands are expected to attended tonight's anti-gay bashing rally in London's Trafalgar Square in a vigil for murder victim Ian Baynham.
Up to 10,000 people are expected to take part in a silent candle-lit vigil against Hate-Crime this evening in Trafalgar Square. The event, organised by the facebook group 17-24-30, is being held to commemorate the homophobic murder of Ian Baynham. Organiser Mark Healey told "We have been inundated with support from people all around the world. This is the first ever international day of remembrance for the victims of hate crime." There will also be vigils this evening in Brighton and San Francisco. A number of high profile speakers will speak at the vigil, which has received support from Stuart Milk, nephew of prominent gay rights campainger Harvey Milk who was murdered in a homophobic attack. "After the two minutes silence there will be a roll call of all the victims of homphobic hate crime from the last 10 years," Healey told "We are asking everyone to come straight to Trafalgar Square for the Vigil, please do not bring banners and placards – we want to see a sea of candles and faces.
The Facebook page for the event is here.

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