This video from England says about itself:
Stand up to Racism demo – March 2016 – London
19 March 2016
NO TO RACISM – REFUGEES WELCOME HERE – Refugees are trapped in appalling conditions, trying to escape persecution and wars, often caused by the West. Demonstrators in London, Glasgow and Cardiff made clear that the government should open the borders and let refugees in!
These marked United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2016.
The Stand up to Racism website is here.
Trade unionists across Britain have organised solidarity with Calais camp – taking food, clothing & building materials, and running education classes. In a new initiative **Trade Unionists for Calais** will aim to spread this out across the wider trade union movement.
Look out too for the anti-racism bloc on the national MARCH FOR HOMES, HEALTH, JOBS, EDUCATION | END AUSTERITY NOW on Saturday 16th April 2016.
By Joana Ramiro in Britain:
Refugees reveal fear they face on streets of Britain
Monday 21st March 2016
REFUGEES told of their fear of being attacked on the streets at the weekend’s anti-racism protest, which brought tens of thousands onto the streets of London, Glasgow and Cardiff.
They shared the stage with actor Vanessa Redgrave, Labour MP Diane Abbott and beloved children’s author Michael Rosen.
Polish Muslim Isabella Was told the crowds: “Islamophobia is everywhere.
“Often I wonder if it is safe to go out in the evening wearing a headscarf.
“The media is so biased against Muslims that I wanted to come and show we are not like that.”
The Glasgow demonstration brought over 3,500 people onto the streets, led by a 200-strong contingent of Eritrean refugees.
“As a result of the brutal demolition of the Calais refugee camp, some residents have sewn their mouths shut in protest,” he said.
“Our bloc on the demonstration highlighted their struggle, with activists drawing stitches on their mouths and carrying photos of the hunger-strikers.
“Given the EU-Turkey border deal and continued refusal of David Cameron and Theresa May to open UK borders to refugees, yesterday’s massive turnout was critical in challenging the barbarism of Fortress Europe.”
Similar marches took place across Europe on Saturday to mark United Nations anti-racism day.
Protests were held in Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dublin, Paris, Warsaw, Vienna and Zurich, among other cities.
POPE Francis criticised “indifference” to refugees yesterday as two Syrians were found dead in a smugglers’ boat in Greece. In his Palm Sunday homily at the Vatican, the Argentinian pontiff compared the plight of more than a million refugees who have risked death to reach Europe in the last year to the persecution of Jesus: here.
This Syrian refugee has been trapped in a Turkish airport for over a year.
The deal struck last Friday between the European Union’s 28 heads of government and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to facilitate the mass deportation of refugees arriving in Greece came into force on Sunday: here.