Racist vandals are 'just animals'

www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk - 07 October 2009 - From Amy Glendinning

MUSLIM families whose relatives had their graves vandalised in an apparently racist attack have branded the culprits ‘animals’. Chorlton residents and anti-fascist campaigners joined Muslim families outside Southern Cemetery to protest against racism following the incident on Thursday, October 1.

Around 20 graves in the Muslim section of Southern Cemetery were pushed over and broken in an attack the police are treating as a racist hate crime. Campaigners waved placards denouncing the vandalism while passing motorists beeped their support for the 50-strong group.

Habib Dar, from Stockport, joined the protest with his son and nephew after finding his father’s marble headstone had been ripped from its metal base (...)