Over 40.000 Protesters from all around the UK came together last Saturday to show UNITY in combating racism and fascism. The demonstration was initiated by Stand Up To Racism, co-sponsored by Unite Against Fascism and LoveMusic HateRacism, officially backed by several labour Unions and politicians.
The demonstration was organised as a response to the rise in support for fascism, the far right, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism in the UK. People also showed solidarity with women, black and LGBT+ community in Brazil, who will have to deal with the newly elected, far right president Jair Bolsonaro.
But people not only protested fascism and racism, a protester is quoted “in fighting against racism and fascism we got to defeat austerity and we have to fight for jobs for homes, for free education and a fair an equal society.”
Demonstrators and political activists made the point clear that there is no single footstep for racism and fascism in the UK. We’re pleased that many people protested and showed a united front against racism and fascism! The organisers already announced that the next demonstration will take place on March, 16th, the UN Anti-Racism Day.
Picture: © Stand up to Racism/ Facebook page