Stand Up Against Racism in Croydon – Saturday 8 April

Unity protest against racist attacks,

Meet outside Marks & Spencer on North End

at 12.30pm  this Saturday

to say as loud as we can that refugees and migrants are welcome here.  This is in response to the cowardly, xenophobic bullies who attacked a a 17 year old Kurdish refugee in Shrublands on Friday 31 March. His condition is now said to be serious but stable.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/01/asylum-seeker-fights-for-life-after-hate-attack-in-london

This protest is organised by Stand Up to Racism and supported by:

– Croydon Trades Council: http://www.croydontuc.org.uk

– Croydon Amnesty: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/croydon/about-0
– Croydon Momentum
 DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts)
– Croydon College UCU
– Croydon Assembly: http://www.croydontuc.org.uk/page_3135608.html
– Unite Retired Members
– Croydon NUT

Comment

There is a myth that racism and zenophobia are at a very low level in Croydon because of its multi-cultural diversity.  There are deep seated levels of both from mild to extreme (as shown by the attack). In the 2014 Council elections the top BNP candidates polled 168 votes in New Addington and 212 in Fieldway, and their single candidate in Heathway 258.

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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One Response to Stand Up Against Racism in Croydon – Saturday 8 April

  1. Pingback: Croydon events, debate & news as at 7 April | History & Social Action News and Events

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