Liverpool Arab Arts Festival strongly condemns the unacceptable violence and hatred directed towards those seeking asylum in Knowsley last week.
We firmly stand with Together for Refugees, and other signatories of a joint open letter. We collectively call for a clear stand and action from political leaders to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Those who incite this anger and violence bring shame on this country, on the vast majority who are proud of our history of helping those in danger around the world. This does not reflect the people of Knowsley, the wider Liverpool City Region of Britain. This is not who we are. We reject hate.