Statement on planned demonstrations
In anticipation of the demonstrations expected to take place in
Birmingham on Saturday 11 October, Police and Crime Commissioner
David Jamieson has made the following statement and is asking all
members of the community who agree to add their names to it.
"Every day in the West Midlands, we are fortunate to
celebrate our vibrant and thriving community, in which we all
appreciate the shared values of respect for each other's humanity
and the desire for us all to continue to live in harmony.
"We are one race, the human race, and it is our different
faiths and cultures that enrich us, broaden our vision and
understanding of humankind and make our city a very special place
to be. We respect each other's values and protect each other's
rights to worship in our own way.'
"We hope that those who take part in the rally will
recognise that it is the diversity in Birmingham that makes us
strong, makes us united, makes us one people.
"We respect the right of everybody to peacefully demonstrate
and hope that anybody who comes to this great city respects that
"And on behalf of police officers, who have to do a
difficult job to do, we ask those who wish to protest against
the rally to do so in a peaceful and lawful manner. Please remain
calm and dignified."
David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime
Yvonne Mosquito, West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime
Mark Anthony Keane
Tracie J Gilbert
Joan & Eddie Roberts
Sohan Singh Soroya
Cllr Allan Andrews - Deputy Leader of the
Conservative Group, Conservative Spokesman for Policing &
Equalities, Coventry City Council
M Ikhlaq - I fully endorse your
statement. In the beginning we were created from one, Adam.
We were made into different race so that we could recognize each
other not to despise each other.
Renu Marley - President, Renuka Marley
Human Rights Foundation
Nozmul Hussain - Chief Executive, Community
Cllr Waseem Zaffar MBE - Lozells &
East Handsworth Ward, Chair of Birmingham City Council's Scrutiny
Committee for Districts & Public Engagement
Mrs C J McArdle RGN
Cllr Philip Townshend - Deputy Leader of
Coventry City Council and Chair of the Coventry Police and Crime
Nazan Fennel - Founder of Road Safety Campaign,
Livein Hope "We are one race, the human race, and
it is our different faiths and cultures that enrich us, broaden our
vision and understanding of humankind and make our city a very
special place to be. We respect each other's values and protect
each other's rights to worship in our own way."
Anyone who wants to endorse this statement is asked to contact
the PCC's office to ask for their name to be added. Please
phone us on 0121 626 6060, email at
WMPCC@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or use the website contact
The demonstrations referred to in this statement are planned by
the EDL and the UAF