Peaceful Protest Against Hate Crime – Liverpool City Centre, Tues 22nd

A number of LGBT+ activists are organising a peaceful gathering and march to raise awareness and protest against the recent reports of homophobic attacks in Liverpool City Centre.

You can read our statement in relation to these attacks here.

The gathering is planned to take place at 1:00pm on Tuesday 22nd June. The meeting point for this is the junction of Church Street and Lord Street (by McDonalds and HSBC).

The group is then expected to march via the outside of St John’s Shopping Centre, Williamson Square, Whitechapel and finishing at Victoria Street in the Pride Quarter.

The organisers are encouraging attendees to bring signs and flags, adhere to social distancing and guidance and wear masks unless exempt and able to provide this if questioned. They are also encouraging people to travel in groups to ensure everyone stays safe.

As this is a protest arranged by individuals we don’t have further details of accessibility, safety arrangements or timings – so we encourage anyone attending to remain vigilant and to only take part if they are comfortable.

You can read our guidance on how to attend a protest safely here.

If you don’t feel comfortable attending, for any reason, please don’t worry. It is totally acceptable to not feel comfortable and you can read ways that you can still support from home here.