A petition has been launched to stop an anti-Semitic demonstration organised by Somerset resident Joshua Bonehill-Paine in Stamford Hill in March.

The petition produced by Hackney Unites, a community coalition for social justice, calls on Hackney Council and the police to deny permission for what they describe as “a deliberately provocative demonstration designed to promote racial hatred in our multicultural area”.

Two weeks ago, as EastLondonLines reported, the Jewish Haredi community chose to underline their discontent over long-standing community tensions about planning rights in Stamford Hill, by boycotting a Hackney Planning Watch meeting altogether. Today, Hackney stands together.

“Bonehill might achieve what Hackney Council couldn’t”, said Rabbi Pinter in response to the success of the Hackney Unites petition, which launched last Thursday, and has collected over 300 signatures within 24 hours.

Source: East London Lines