‘We’re with you’: London families show solidarity with Polish Center attacked by racists
On Tuesday, families, schools and members of the public met at the center to show their support for London’s Polish community in the borough of Hammersmith.
Local residents and kids support the Polish Centre in Hammersmith pic.twitter.com/7dnWUFP7zE— Paul Goldsmith (@goldsmip) June 28, 2016
Founded in 1967 by Polish engineer Roman Ludwik Wajda, the center aims to promote Polish culture and art, and houses several theatres, the library of Poland in London, a gallery, and a bookshop.
Police say they are investigating the incident. A single male suspect was captured on CCTV spraying yellow graffiti on the doors of the community center in the early hours of Sunday morning, investigators say.
Cambridgeshire police are also investigating hateful notes reading “Leave the EU. No more Polish vermin,” which were allegedly posted through letterboxes and left on car windows of Polish residents in the UK on Friday.
Warsaw’s embassy in the UK has said it is “shocked and deeply concerned by the recent incidents of xenophobic abuse directed against the Polish community and other UK residents of migrant heritage.”