Over 2,000 people rallied marched in Leeds on Monday 30 January in solidarity with Muslims here and internationally and in solidarity with the inspiring protests in the US against Trump’s racist #Muslim ban and Theresa May’s disgraceful support for this and her invitation of a state visit – the protest was called jointly by Leeds Stand Up to Racism and Leeds Momentum as part of mass rallies across the country – a new movement against racism internationally is being born! If Trump does come to Britain we will be ready for him!
Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan is worrying confirmation that his racist election campaign was more than just rhetoric. The ban is an appalling attack on human rights and the continuation of an attempt to demonise Muslims and refugees. It is unacceptable that Theresa May has not came out and condemned this.
Stand Up To Racism nationally has a demonstration at the US Embassy this Saturday 4 February called jointly with the Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) and Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) Meet 11am outside the US Embassy London followed by a march to Downing St. Please continue to invite to and share event page: Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban – Stop May Supporting It.
Alternatively, attend simultaneous events taking place on Saturday in Manchester (2pm St Peter’s Square), Birmingham (2pm outside Waterstone’s), Bristol (12.30pm Water Fountains) – and now in Leeds on Saturday
Leeds Rally #NoMuslimBan – Saturday 4 February, 12 noon, Leeds City Art Gallery –
There is a Bradford Stand Up to Racism rally on Tuesday 31 Jan, 5.30pm, Centenary Square Bradford.
On Saturday 18th March it is UN Anti-Racism Day and we are hoping to build for the biggest ever anti-racist demonstration in London. Coaches will be going from Leeds and tickets will be on sale on Saturday 4 February from the SUTR stall (£20 waged/ £10 unwaged) – demonstration called by the TUC and Stand Up to Racism
Public Rally in Leeds
On Saturday 25th February Leeds SUTR are hosting a public rally – 12pm Leeds Civic Hall
Speakers include Justice for Mohammed Yassar Yaqub / Janet Alder / Weyman Bennett / David Nagle (Labour councillor) / MEND / Marvina Newton, Black Lives Matter Leeds and others
Next organising meeting for Leeds SUTR Tuesday 7th February 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON (Woodhouse Lane, opposite Fenton pub) – all are welcome – come and get involved in building the anti-racist movement
Love Music Hate Racism gig and Valentine’s Party – Saturday 11 February, 7.30pm, The Fenton
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