Leaders from several faiths gathered in Winson Green under the slogan of “One City, one voice for peace” to honour the three men.

Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, died on Wednesday when they were hit by a car as they protected businesses from looters.

Police estimated up to 5,000 people attended the two-hour rally in Summerfield Park.

Tariq Jahan, father of Haroon, said that that seeing so many different members of the community together gave him “strength in my heart”.

The 46-year-old’s moving appeal for calm and restraint on the day after the deaths last week was widely credited with discouraging revenge attacks.

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