Hundreds attended rallies across the country last week to build for the #MarchAgainstRacism demonstrations. A great platform of speakers at last Thursday’s Hackney Stands Up to Racism meeting provided a wide range of arguments as to why as many people as possible should go on the 18 March anti-racist demonstrations in London, Glasgow and Cardiff.
As the government is defeated by over 100 votes in the House of Lords on an amendment calling for the rights of EU citizens to be guaranteed, a major national demonstration is set to take place on March 18th, the same week Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger article 50.
Saturday’s magnificent 40k strong demonstration in London shows the scale of opposition to Trump’s Muslim Ban and his forthcoming state visit to the UK. The appeal court’s decision to rule against Trump’s ban being reinstated has not came about in a vaccum but as a result of the pressure put on the government both in the US and around the world.
The Guardian journalist Gary Younge talked about the importance of people in the US and here in Britain coming out to oppose what Trump stands for. “If Trump builds a 50ft wall then we will build a 51ft ladder to welcome people” Younge argued. … Read the rest
We are the majority and we will stand up to racism