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Police appeal for respect during Eid festivities

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Police in Greater Manchester are appealing for respect from visitors to the city during the Muslim religious holiday, Eid-ul-Fitr.

The festivities this weekend marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

Each year the Rusholme area of Manchester attracts thousands of people into the city.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Muslim community Eid Mubarak.

I would also appeal to those visiting the area to enjoy the festivities in the most peaceful and responsible way.

– Superintendent Glenn Jones

Police say they are working to make sure traffic disruption is minimal, and will be increasing patrols to keep the events safe.

“Eid is an important date in the Muslim calendar and we are extremely proud that Rusholme is a focal point for Muslim communities throughout the UK. This festival traditionally attracts a large amount of visitors to Manchester and they will be given a warm welcome.”

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