Leith rallys in show of support for Sikh community

Edinburgh showed its true colours as hundreds of people turned out to show support for two places of religious worship which were attacked on Tuesday.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 31st August 2018, 9:48 am
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 9:49 am
The Sikh community of Edinburgh held  a peaceful vigil alongside local councillors and community members outside the Gurdwara.
The Sikh community of Edinburgh held a peaceful vigil alongside local councillors and community members outside the Gurdwara.

Organised by the Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh, a peaceful vigil brought together the community outside the Sikh temple in Leith.

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