[tweetmeme] Melbourne has recently played host to a spate of violent attacks on Indian students, none more shocking than the recent stabbing death of a young Indian man on his way to work. The debate continues to rage as to whether or not these attacks are racially motivated, however racially motivated or not, one thing is certain, the world’s attention has been turned to Melbourne and questions are being asked about the safety of our streets; particularly for those in our Indian community.
One movement is poised to put the spotlight on Melbourne’s image problem and show the world that we, as the community, will not turn a blind eye to the violence in our city. That movement is Vindaloo Against Violence and on the 24th of February they ask that you dine at your local Indian Restaurant and “embrace and show solidarity with our Indian community”. FoodstuffMelb will be joining in and teaming this event up with a review of the local, The Bengal Tiger.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to their website, register your interests and hopefully together we can all send a powerful message that Melbourne is proud of its Indian community and all that it offers.
Join Vindaloo Against Violence