The Tories, along with their friends in much of the media, have done their utmost to dehumanise the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war and desperate poverty in the Middle East and north Africa. … Read the rest
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
#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!
Rally – Refugees are welcome here
7pm Dancehouse Theatre, Oxford rd, Manchester, M1 5QA
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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.… Read the rest
We will be joining in solidarity with refugees in Calais to demonstrate against the inhumane treatment of our government which is refusing to take a fair proportion of refugees to Britain. With the harshness of winter around the corner, we will be calling on David Cameron to let them in.