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Peace walk remembers the victims of Srebrenica

Press Release   •   Jul 21, 2016 16:48 BST

Bury showed its support for an interfaith walk in the North West to remember the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica.

The 23-mile peace walk, organised by the charity Remembering Srebrenica, took place last weekend between Blackburn Cathedral and Manchester Cathedral. Walkers include Baroness Williams, Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, and Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester.

It has been 21 years since the 1995 Srebrenica genocide which led to the death of 8,372 Muslim men and boys.

The walkers were met by Councillor Tamoor Tariq as they passed through Bury and were provided with refreshments at the Castle Leisure Centre.

Cllr Tariq, who is cabinet member for communities and safer neighbourhoods, said: “It was an honour to welcome the walkers to Bury and show our support for their cause. We must never forget such atrocities and do everything in our power to ensure they are never repeated.”

Council leader Rishi Shori added: “We are lucky in Bury to have a diverse community which lives in harmony. Our differences bring us together rather than divide us.”

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Press release issued: 21 July 2016.

Picture: Cllr Tamoor Tariq (sixth from right) meets the Remembering Srebrenica walkers in Bury.