Bristol marks anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Volunteers handing out flower pins in Bristol

People across Bristol have been marking the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In 1995, 8,000 people- mainly Muslim men and boys- were killed by Bosnian-Serb forces.

Events have been taking place across the country to mark the anniversary. In Bristol, representatives from the 'Remembering Srebrenica' organisation handed out flowers to shoppers in the Broadmead shopping centre.

Their message is that now, more so than ever, people need to unite against hatred.

The charity Tell MAMA say they've seen an 57 per cent increase in hate crime here in the UK since the EU referendum.

One Bosnian-born student who now lives in the West Country says we must learn from previous events and not let fear segregate us.

Dina Zelenika says the community he grew up in was constantly divided.

Dina Zelenika who was raised in Bosnia-Herzegovina.