It is 20 years on since the Brick Lane nail bomb terrorist attack, one of three horrific far-right terror attacks carried out across London in 1999.
A lone Neo-Nazi targeted London’s Asian, Black and LGBT communities, in an attempt to stir up fear and hatred. We remember the victims of this horrific attack.
The threat of international and domestic terrorism both from the far right and religious extremists has been on the rise in the past two decades, including with the very recent attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka which have cost the lives of so many innocent people and injured hundreds of people. My thoughts are with all the victims of terrorism and their friends and families.
This anniversary should be a reminder that we must redouble our efforts to fight all forms of hate, extremism and terrorism and ensure there no place for hate crime and intolerance.