Crowds gather to stand up against domestic violence in East Ham

PUBLISHED: 09:38 14 December 2016

The vigil outside East Ham library

The vigil outside East Ham library

Andrew Baker

More than 120 people gathered for a special candlelight vigil in a mark of solidarity with women who have been victims of domestic violence.

Among those taking part in the vigil and a minute silence at East Ham Library, Barking Road, on Friday were people who have been affected by domestic violence, agencies that support victims, councillors and residents.

The event was led by Newham Council’s cabinet member for domestic violence, Cllr Lakmini Shah, as part of the United Nations’ 16 Days of Action.

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