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Wrocław City To Offer Racist Attack Victims Legal Aid

Wrocław City Council have announced they will offer legal aid to the victims of racist attacks. A hotline has also been setup so that people can report racist incidents.

During a special press conference in Wrocław City Hall earlier today, Wrocław President Rafał Dutkiewicz announced that the magistrate would help victims of racist and nationalist violence. The Wrocław Centre for Social Development is to be responsible for assisting the victims of such crimes.

The Regional Bar Council in Wrocław have also joined forces with the city authorities. They have declared their willingness to provide free legal assistance in the event of any racial or nationalistic attacks in Wrocław.

"Since the publication of the Wrocław Strategy for Intercultural Dialogue, the director, Jacek Sutryk, together with Andrzej Gawlinski, the dean of the District Bar Council in Wrocław, have been working on concluding an agreement on providing legal assistance to the victims. Now we can confirm that such an agreement has been concluded."

Rafal Dutkiewicz, President Of Wrocław

The first person to receive help under the agreement is the 25-year-old Pole who was injured while defending an Indian man from being attacked last Saturday evening. The Indian student involved in the attack will also receive the same legal aid.

On top of the legal assistance, the city have also set up a hotline (+48 71 77 24 950 and +48 604 535 838) for anyone who wishes to report racial, religious or nationalist aggression in Wrocław. 

According to tuwroclaw.com, the Wrocław Centre for Social Development are also opening a charity fund in order to provide psychological support for victims of racist violence.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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