Video: Police in Manchester are preparing for the Muslim religious holiday, Eid-ul-Adha
Police in Manchester are preparing for visitors to come to the city to celebrate the Muslim religious holiday, Eid-ul-Adha.
The festival, which marks the holy pilgrimage of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca will be celebrated between 25 and 26 October 2012. The religious holiday is an opportunity for Muslims to thank god for the blessings they have received.
Each year the Rusholme area of Manchester attracts thousands of people into the city who visit as part of the festivities. Greater Manchester Police will play their part to ensure the communities and those visiting are kept safe and that there is minimal traffic disruption to the area.
The Force has been working with the support of the Rusholme Traders Association, the Council of Mosques and Manchester City Council to ensure safe and trouble-free celebrations.
During the course of the two-day event officers will increase patrols in the area and will have a visible presence along the Wilmslow Road corridor and surrounding area. Any reports of crime, antisocial behaviour and public disorder will be responded to by police. Those concerned over traffic and the number of vehicles in and around the surrounding area is asked to contact Manchester City Council direct. (continue reading...)