London riots: Ilford people of all faiths stage peaceful protest

More than 100 people of all faiths and backgrounds took to the streets of Ilford yesterday in peaceful protest after the looting which gripped parts of the borough this week.

The police borough commander Det Chief Supt Sue Williams spoke with and reassured concerned residents outside Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford yesterday evening.

She was joined by south cluster Insp Simon Morris.

Members of the Sikh community, who have been holding nightly vigils to protect their temples, also attended the peaceful protest.

Dilraj Singh Daheley, a member of the Gurdwara Karamsar in High Road, Ilford said the Sikh community would guard their buildings each night until they felt it was safe enough to stop.

You may also want to watch:

“We were outside until 2am last night, it was such a quiet night so we felt able to leave early,” he said.

“The night before we had stayed until 4am.”

Most Read

Images emerged on social networking website Twitter of a policeman dancing with Sikh men guarding their temple, reported to be in Ilford.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter