Solidarity with Rashford, Saka, Sancho: we demand change
Saturday 17 July, 3pm Downing Street, London, SW1A
Information from the organisers
Millions of people have been outraged by the racist abuse faced by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka following the penalty shoot out in the Euro2020 final.
The response to the racist vandalism of the Marcus Rashford mural in Manchester was incredibly moving. Stand up to Racism had called a demonstration in solidarity with Rashford, Sancho and Saka – and hundreds turned up. Rashford himself shared an image of the crowds taking the knee with the caption “Overwhelmed. Thankful. Lost for words”. Solidarity matters!
Now across the country, Stand Up To Racism local groups are organising similar solidarity events. See the emerging list of events here.
The England team had shown their opposition to with racism their #TakeTheKnee throughout the competition joined by many other teams and supported by the vast majority of fans.
But when some so called ‘supporters’ booed the team the government in the shape of Boris Johnson and Priti Patel backed the ‘right’ to boo and attacked the ‘gesture politics’ of the team. Gary Neville and Tyrone Mings were right to call out Johnson and Patel, with Neville saying that the racist abuse is “actually promoted by the prime minister”, and with Mings accusing Patel of “stoking the fire” of racism.
We want to show our solidarity with the players and call out the hypocrite in number 10, on his doorstep, and all over the country
A year on from the #BlackLivesMatter explosions demand action on racism now!