Disability and Hate: The “Invisible Crime” Plaguing Islington & Hackney

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With London having experienced a 20% increase in hate crime towards disabled people of late, local communities in Hackney and Islington are facing increasing challenges to tackle one of the most underestimated and unnoticed forms of illegal activity. St John Street News deputy editor Valerio Esposito investigates… Image Credit: Reuters The definition More...

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