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.
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
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.