Greater Manchester Police are urging people not to congregate in Rusholme as the Muslim festival of Eid Ul Fitr begins.
Police are thanking everyone who has made sacrifices during this challenging time. As the Muslim festival of Ramadan comes to an end this weekend with the Eid Ul Fitr, we would like to thank those in our Muslim communities who have observed Ramadan safely, whilst adhering to the Coronavirus regulations and restrictions.
“We understand that this year’s festivities have been very different because of the pandemic and this weekend people will have to mark this special occasion in an unusual way.”
However they are asking people not to travel into Rusholme in Manchester and the surrounding areas this weekend unless your journey is absolutely essential.
“In previous years we know that celebrations have taken place in Rusholme and attracted people from far and wide, but this year due to the current Coronavirus circumstances we would appeal to members of the community not to travel to the area as per the government restrictions.“
There will be a dedicated policing plan in place over the weekend and officers will be working to ensure that everyone stays safe and that unnecessary journeys into the area are not taking place.
They are also working closely with Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Council of Mosques and we will continue to encourage those celebrating Eid this weekend to do so safely and within their own homes.