Action Event

March Against Racism in London on UN Anti-Racism Day

Organised by Stand Up to Racism

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07:00  Sat 17 March 2018

Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP

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What is UN Anti-Racism Day?

The UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was inaugurated in 1966 to commemorate the  1960 Sharpeville massacre which saw 69 anti-apartheid  protestors killed and 178 wounded for taking to the streets against the regime’s racist pass laws.

In commemorating the massacre, the  UN General Assembly called on all world states and organizations to participate in a program of action to combat racism and racial discrimination.

Why demonstrate?

We are facing a massive rise in racism in Britain and across the globe.

Migrants and refugees are being scapegoated for the effects of austerity, while EU nationals are used as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations.

The whipping up of anti-Muslim hysteria in the press has led to a dramatic rise in Islamophobic attacks in the wake of terror attacks in London and Manchester, with visible Muslim women the primary target.

Rampant institutional racism is being felt through a spate of deaths in police custody, the tragedy at Grenfell and systematic discrimination in employment and Hosuing.

Trump’s Muslim ban, his racist ‘wall’ project and equivocation over white supremacist and fascist marches have led to a climate of racism and fear across the US.

Meanwhile In Europe, the rise of the Freedom Party in Austria, Front National in France and AfD in Germany are signs of a resurgence of the far right which requires a serious and coordinated effort to turn back.

If we are to defeat the rise of racism, we need a united movement of everyone who opposes it. The #MarchAgainstRacism is a chance to bring that movement together and show that we will not be silent. In the face of this historic challenge we need to make 2018’s march the biggest yet.

Leeds Coach details – 

The Leeds Coach leaves from outside West Yorkshire Playhouse (Coach turning circle beside the entrance at the top of the steps) at 7.00am and Wakefield Providence Street at 7.15am. We hope to return by 22.00pm .

This National Demonstration has been organised by Stand Up To Racism and is part of the UN anti racism day. At a time when Trump spouts racism on a daily basis from the White House and across Europe we see far right and neo nazi parties being elected in many countries it is vital we make this as big a protest as possible.

The Tories want to scapegoat migrants and refugees and blame them for the crisis created by May’s Austerity policies. Continued deaths in Police custody and the rise of Islamophobia haunt our cities. Join the anti racists from Leeds to build the biggest protest against racism possible

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