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‘Tower Hamlets has a proud history of fighting racism’: Campaigners urge public to join march against rise of far right

PUBLISHED: 13:48 16 November 2018

An anti-racism march is due to take place on Saturday (November 17). Pic: TOWER HAMLETS SUTR

An anti-racism march is due to take place on Saturday (November 17). Pic: TOWER HAMLETS SUTR

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Campaigners have called for support ahead of a national unity demonstration against racism and fascism.

Tower Hamlets mayor, John Biggs, and City Hall assembly member Unmesh Desai, are among 24 political, religious and community leaders supporting the march against the rise of the far right on Saturday.

A statement in support signed by each one reads: “Tower Hamlets has a rich and proud history of fighting fascism and racism whenever and wherever it has surfaced on our streets.

“Let us honour this history and those who have fought to defend our communities before us by getting East London out on 17 November.”

The mass action has been organised by members of the campaign group Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) with support from the national union, Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Anyone interested in joining the central London demonstration can meet Tower Hamlets SUTR members at Altab Ali Park at 11am on Saturday.

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