Nearly 150 people attended, including Rupa Huq MP, Councillors, Trade Unions, Faith groups and family members of the two women that were attacked. It was a magnificent response. Thank you to NEU members that attended.
Racism is on the rise – and the far right are seeking to take advantage to grow in size and confidence. From Germany to Brazil, Italy to the US, the far right are on the march. And here Ukip, the ‘Football Lads’ and Tommy Robinson are trying to capitalise on the ‘hostile environment’ created by politicians and much of the media.
We’re seeing the biggest rise in support for fascism, the far right, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism since the 1930s. The majority of society opposes fascism and racism, but we can only defeat if we come together and take action.
With less than two weeks to the March Against Racism – UN Anti-Racism Day, it’s time for anti-racists across the country to get active in bringing together all the campaigns that make the march so crucial.