Anti-racism campaigners to rally in Glasgow as far-right assaults on refugees heighten

Activists, campaigners and members of the general public will collect in Glasgow subsequent month as they make a stand in opposition to racism.

The group – who’re combating in opposition to bigotry – will collect outdoors George Square at round 11am on Saturday, March 18.

They’ll then march across the metropolis centre earlier than anti-racism audio system take to the microphone throughout a rally.

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Stand As much as Racism (SUTR) has organised a collection of protests, that are additionally going down in London and Cardiff.

The protests come because the group say there’s been an increase in racially motivated assaults by the far-right, together with far-right protesters clashing with police at a resort housing asylum seekers in Merseyside.

Hector Sierra is initially from Spain however moved to Glasgow 4 years in the past, after relocating from England.

The 29-year-old, who’s a part of SUTR, advised Glasgow Reside: “We’re seeing an increase in exercise by the far-right in opposition to refugees and asylum seekers just like the regarding occasions in Merseyside.

“It’s vital that anti-racists present that we’re a majority on this society. We wish to see massive numbers of individuals on the streets.

The resist racism march is taking place on March 18
The resist racism march is going down on March 18

“If there are massive numbers on the streets, it might give the braveness and confidence to folks to name out incidents of racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism or bigotry that they see.

The demonstration has three calls for, which embody calling for refugees to be made welcome and have a protected passage to enter the nation, demanding justice for Sheku Bayoh who died after being restrained by police in Kirkcaldy in 2015, and uniting Glaswegians.

Hector added: “The specter of the far proper and racist assaults is actual and it’s vital that everyone stands in solidarity with all these dealing with racist assaults. We wish this to be a society that’s welcoming and supportive.

“It’s encouraging that the demonstration has backing from throughout the commerce union motion.”


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