Saturday’s March Against Racism was a massive, vibrant show of unity against the rise in racism – over 30,000 people marched through the streets of London, and thousands more in Glasgow and Cardiff.
We’ve been overwhelmed with positive messages and tweets since the march – we highly recommend a scroll through the#MarchAgainstRacism hashtag on twitter if you’re looking for inspiration.
There were also great reports of the demo in the Independent, Evening Standard, Guardian and Mirror, and some brilliant videos of the speeches and march (see our facebook page here).
The week started with some of the biggest music artists supporting the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) campaign, and the LMHR bloc on the demonstration gave the day a carnival atmosphere.
It was an international day of action, with thousands marching in Paris, Athens, Vienna, Amsterdam and elsewhere.
Over the next year, with your help, we’ll be working tirelessly against Trump’s Muslim Ban, our government’s neglect of child refugees, the vicious wave of anti-migrant scapegoating and the alarming rise of hate crime following the referendum, amongst many other campaigns.
The challenge ahead of us as an anti-racist movement is clearly a huge one, and we need to grow to meet it.
If you haven’t joined Stand Up To Racism already, or if you’re able to give a donation to support our work, you can do so here
Saturday’s march was a hugely inspiring show of defiance against the rise in racism. Let’s turn that into a movement capable of turning it back.