Call to join peace rally in Boston

Lyn Luxton pictured with Stefan Karpyszyn at a community event held in the Star of India, Boston.
Lyn Luxton pictured with Stefan Karpyszyn at a community event held in the Star of India, Boston.

A peace rally is being held in Boston to encourage people to stand united together following the Paris terror attack.

Representatives from various religions are expected to attend the event set to be held tomorrow (Thursday) – with messages of peace and prayers said by all faiths.

“In the wake of the Paris attack, this is a chance for the whole community to stand shoulder-to-shoulder united in peace,” said organiser Lynn Luxton.

“We have, in the past, faced racial tensions in Boston so I think it’s even more important to have something like this here.”

The peace rally is set to take place at Centenary Methodist Church, in Red Lion Street, from 4pm - with a capacity for 1,200 people inside or 4,000 including the church grounds.

Lyn, who is standing for the Boston and Skegness seat at the May General Election for the Lincolnshire Independents, said she was inspired to organise the event after seeing world leaders ‘standing arm in arm’ following the attack in France, adding that people were ‘united in their abhorrence of those acts’.

The attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month saw 12 people killed.

“We are hoping people of every race, colour and creed will come along for prayers and thoughts on peace,” she said. “We want to see the community of Boston grow stronger and to unite.”

Lyn added: “This is not a political event - people from all parties are invited.”

For details call 07974 422510.