Protesters will oppose austerity, racism and war—challenge to new government
Campaigning organisations and groups of activists have come together for a major protest at in the heart of London tomorrow, Saturday, to oppose the policies of Theresa May’s Tory/DUP government.
It will be one of the first acts of opposition to the new government and will speak out against austerity, racism and war.
The demonstration assembles at 12 noon in Parliament Square, and marches to Downing Street for 2pm. It is hosted by Stand Up to Racism and Stop the War Coalition and supported by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.
Stand Up To Racism co-convenor Sabby Dhalu said, “Theresa May has announced her intention to continue pursuing her anti-immigrant, xenophobic hard-Brexit programme through an alliance with the DUP, a party notorious for its history of vicious sectarianism and bigotry.
“She also wasted no time in signalling her intention to crack down on civil liberties and whip up hostility to Muslims in the wake of the attacks in London and Manchester.”
Weyman Bennett, co-convenor of Stand Up To Racism, said “We are going to send a clear message that we did not vote for this toxic agenda and we want a government which opposes racism, values diversity and recognises the rights of refugees and migrants.
“We say refugees welcome here, guaranteed rights for EU nationals, no to Islamophobia and antisemitism.”
Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop The War Coalition said, “Theresa May has lost all credibility with the electorate. She is dependent on some of the most right wing bigots in politics, the DUP. If she is allowed to carry on she will join her friend Donald Trump in backing more wars in the Middle East. She must go now.”
Shabbir Lakha who has organised “May Has To Go Party/Protest #notourgovernment” said, “The election results have been devastating for the Tories. Theresa May is now clinging on by her fingernails and trying to form a coalition of chaos with the most right wing party in Parliament and known terrorist sympathisers.
“Theresa May is a liar, she has no credibility and no mandate, she has got to go.”
Notes for editors:
The protest will gather in Parliament Square at 12 noon on Saturday 10 June and then march to Downing Street for 2pm. It is hosted by Stand Up to Racism and Stop the War Coalition and supported by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.