Events will be held in Bradford on Thursday to remember Bosnia Genocide in Srebrenica.

This year will mark the 29th anniversary of the genocide in 1995.

In remembrance of this atrocity Bradford Council has organised an event to raise awareness of how hatred can lead to tragic loss of life in atrocities across the world.

The Srebrenica genocide was the single greatest atrocity to take place in Europe since the Second World War and saw the systematic massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnian men and young boys in less than one week at Srebrenica, a UN protected area and safe haven.

Bradford was the first city in the UK to lay a memorial stone to commemorate Srebrenica, which is in the Peace Garden behind City Hall.

The commemorations will start with the flag raising of the Remembering Srebrenica flag in City Park on Thursday July 11 on National Remembering Srebrenica Day.

There will then be a memorial in City Hall where partners will come together and remember the victims and all those that suffered during the genocide in Bosnia.

The theme for 2024 is ‘I Am Because You Are’.

Cllr Sabiya Khan, Bradford Remembering Srebrenica Champion, said: “It is very important that we take this learning and awareness of these tragic events to all the people across the district so that future generations learn tolerance and reject hate.”