We are witnessing the biggest movement of people since World War Two. Already over 3000 people have drowned or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea as they try to reach safety. This is the reality of Fortress Europe.
But rather than provide a safe haven for the thousands fleeing war, poverty and persecution, David Cameron has offered little.
After the great national day of action on 12 September – which saw 500 people march through Leeds to say ‘Refugees and migrants welcome here’ – we need to keep up the political pressure and continue to build solidarity with refugees and migrants.
Leeds Stand Up to Racism Rally – Refugees Are Welcome Here
To mark UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and Discrimination and International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime and in solidarity with the national Stand Up to Racism convoy to Calais, we are holding a rally in Leeds.
Saturday 17 October, 3pm, assemble Leeds City Museum steps (Millennium Square), LS2 8BH.
Speakers include: Fabian Hamilton MP, David Williams (Leeds TUC secretary), Nawal (Leeds City of Sanctuary), Marvina Newton, plus speakers from Real Junk Food Project in Armley, Leeds NUT, Leeds GMB, Leeds Uni UCU.
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