The vigil outside the mosque in St Leonards today attracted, at its peak, an estimated 350 local people.
Having been moved by what she saw on television Jane Grimshaw was the driving force in getting the event off the ground under the auspices of Hastings Supports Refugees and Hastings and Rother Refugee Buddy Project
The local Imam spoke about the difficult time the community has had, not knowing whether or not they needed to increase levels of security at the mosque. The vigil, he said, made local muslims feel part of one community.
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Some of the banners those attending the event had prepared.