Assemble 12pm Saturday 21 March
BBC Portland Place London W1A 1AA
(nearest tube Oxford Circus)
Rally Trafalgar Square
No to Islamophobia #MuslimLivesMatter
From Ferguson to London #BlackLivesMatter
Stamp out anti-Semitism
Immigrants are welcome here!
Diane Abbott MP • Owen Jones Writer and Journalist • Jeremy Corbyn MP •Claude Moraes MEP • George Galloway MP • Natalie Bennett Leader, The Green Party • Dr Marina Prentoulis Syriza London / Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia • Diana Holland Assistant General Secretary for Equalities, Unite the Union • Billy Hayes General Secretary CWU • Christine Blower General Secretary NUT • Colette Levy Hidden Child from Vichy France • Bruce Kent VP Pax Christi • Talha Ahmad MCB National Council Member • Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett Chair, United Friends and Families (UFFC) • Maurice Wren Chief executive, Refugee Council • Carol Duggan Mark Duggan Family Campaign •Janet Alder Justice for Christopher Alder • Marcia Rigg UFFC Co-Chair / Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign • Maz Saleem Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem • Gethin Roberts Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners •Lindsey German Convenor, Stop the War Coalition • Sam Fairbairn Secretary Peoples Assembly Against Austerity • Hamja Ahsan Free Talha Ahsan • Gerry Gable Searchlight • Ismail Patel You Elect • Weyman Bennett and Sabby DhaluJoint National Secretaries, Unite Against Fascism
Click here to download our sign (PDF, 116kb) and take your own anti-racist selfie! Make it your Facebook profile and tweet @antiracismday for a Rt!
This racist tide will only be driven back by you and me standing up and confronting it. From Germany to Greece to Ferguson, people who want a society free from racism are saying no more. People are taking to the streets in large numbers to oppose the racist Pegida movement in Germany and the Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in Greece, and to protest institutional racism and police violence against Black communities. People are outraged at the Islamophobic and anti-Semitic backlash after the Copenhagen and Paris attacks, and the mass media silence on the Chapel Hill shootings where three Muslim students were brutally shot dead, so many have mobilised under the slogan ‘Muslim Lives Matter’. Immigrant communities are fed up with being wrongly blamed for an economic crisis they did not create. On UN anti-racism day people across the world will be taking a stand. Will you be there?
Last year over 10,000 people from across Britain people took to the streets in London – students and trade unionists, people of all faiths and none, migrants, musicians, teachers, pensioners and parents. And together we showed unity in the face of racism. A huge demonstration this year, just a month before the General Election will send a powerful message to all politicians: