Theresa May is threat to social cohesion not immigrants as hundreds protest against speech

Hundreds protested against Home Secretary Theresa May’s speech yesterday at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Speakers at the protest and public meeting immediately after included artist and musician Sam Duckworth, NUS Vice President Shelley Asquith, Janet Alder, Cllr Julie Reid, spoken word poet Chris Jam, Stand up to Racism’s Calais Convoy Co-ordinator Maz Saleem, Zahra Alijah Hideaway Youth Project, refugee Farid Vahidi, Diane Ngoza from United for Change and Weyman Bennett Stand up to Racism national organiser. … Read the rest

Press release: Anti-racists hold ‘Refugees welcome’ protest and rally outside Tory party conference

#RefugeesWelcome: Protest outside Tory Party Conference
Tuesday 6 October
Assemble : 5.30pm Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS
Tell Home Secretary Theresa May : Refugees Welcome Here!
Followed by:
Rally – Refugees are welcome here
7pm Dancehouse Theatre, Oxford rd, Manchester, M1 5QA
(full details below)
Stand up to racism which organised the 100,000 strong ‘Refugees  Welcome’ Demonstration on 12 September has organised a protest outside Conservative Party Conference responding to Theresa May’s speech today and to highlight the abdication of responsibility by the Conservative government regarding refugees.
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Demonstrate at Tory Party Conference : Join Anti-Racist Bloc on TUC March, Protest at Home Secretary’s speech and Refugees Welcome Rally 4th / 6th October

  • Anti-Racist Bloc, TUC/Peoples Assembly Against Austerity Demo at Tory Party Conference Sunday 4th October Assemble 12pm Oxford Road, Manchester

The respones from government to the ongoing refugee crisis remains woefully inadequate. Britain has opted out as European countries agree a quota of 120,000 refugees, a small amount compared to the million plus people that are estimated to arrive this year.  

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