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Thursday, 22nd February 2018

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Students join thousands in ‘Stand Up To Racism’ demonstrations across Britain

On Saturday over 10,000 people marched in central London, Glasgow and Cardiff to demonstrate against the rising tide of racist scapegoating and the politics of hate ahead of the European elections in May.

Stand Up to racism protest through whitehall

The demonstration was vibrant, positive, diverse and lively with a range of different communities including EU migrants from Romania, Bulgaria and Poland to Roma, Gypsy, Kurdish, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other faith communities joining trade unions, anti-racist, anti-fascist and social movements.

The day was a magnificent display of unity against racism and hatred.

Student bloc on Stand Up To Racism 2014

A loud and proud student bloc was led by the NUS Black Students’ Campaign with students from the NUS International Students’ Campaign, Birmingham, Liverpool, Kent, Brighton, London, Sheffield and beyond joining the protest.

Check out Aaron Kiely, NUS Black Students’ Officer’s speech to the crowds that gathered in Trafalgar Square:

The next step is a National Conference on Saturday 14 June at the Trade Union Congress House which will unite the movement to stand up to racism and fascism, oppose the scapegoating of immigrants and Islamophobia and celebrate diversity. Follow ‘Stand Up To Racism’ on facebook for more details.

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