Birmingham chooses HOPE
The anti-Muslim street movement Pegida UK is planning a march in Birmingham on Saturday 6 February. It aims to spread division, suspicion and hatred between our communities.
Pegida UK is led by Stephen Lennon, better known as Tommy Robinson, the founder and former leader of the English Defence League. It is the EDL in a new name. And just as we refused to allow the EDL to divide us, so we will not allow Pegida UK to do it either.
Birmingham is a vibrant multiracial city and we are determined that the city's communities stand together against his hatred. HOPE not hate has brought together a coalition of over 60 community leaders to promote a Unity Statement to stand up to his provocation.