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Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Share Tweet Forward PROTEST!! MONDAY 27 MARCH - 6PM PARLIAMENT SQUARE!! PROTEST RACIST #ILLEGALMIGRATIONBILL - SAFE PASSAGE NOW - REFUGEES WELCOME 12,000 marched in London, 3,000 in Glasgow and 600 in Cardiff to #ResistRacism and build opposition to the government's 'Illegal Migration Bill' - now join Monday's protest as bill goes to Parliament... On Monday 27 March, the #IllegalMigrationBill - Sunak and Braverman's latest brutal attack on the human rights of refugees - is to be read in parliament. Care4Calais and Stand Up To Racism have called a protest, 6pm on Monday at Parliament Square, opposing the bill, and supporting an amendment for a safe passage visa scheme that would enable those exercising their internationally and legally recognised human right to seek asylum to travel safely to Britain in order to pursue their asylum claim. The government's new bill is yet another vicious assault on the rights of refugees and is about whipping up racist division to scapegoat refugees and migrants. It is part of the racist rhetoric and policies that gives confidence to and fans the flames of the far-right and fascist forces, who are actively organising in an attempt to build a racist movement against refugees. Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais will continue to oppose the far-right attempts to target refugees wherever they do so, and call on all anti-racists to support the Safe Passage policy developed by Care4Calais and the PCS union and supported by Stand Up To Racism, FBU, NEU unions and others. We call on everyone opposed to this bill to join us in Parliament Square on Monday 27 March as the bill goes to Parliament, to say loud and clear that refugees are welcome. We call on everyone to lobby in support of the amendment demanding safe passage visas and oppose the #IllegalMigrstionBill.

See amendment (page16-17) here:

See Safe Passage Visas policy document here: Thousands joined Stand Up To Racism's #ResistRacism marches on Saturday, co organised with Trades Union Congress (TUC), Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and Wales TUC Cymru.

Some 12,000 marched in London, assembling at the BBC in the wake of the events surrounding Gary Lineker and Match Of The Day, while 3,000 marched in Glasgow and 600 marched in Cardiff.

A newly adopted chant was taken up by the marchers, reflecting a confidence as they took to the streets in a vibrant and determined anti racist mobilisation: "We're with Lineker, We're with Wrighty - Anti racists are always Mighty" Anti racists from across Britain were vocal in their anger and opposition to the government's contraversial #IllegalMigrationBill. Marchers said they were taking to the streets to say #refugeeswelcome, and to fight institutional racism and demand justice in the spirit of #BlackLivesMatter. Stand Up To Racism and the TUC's demonstrations trended once again on social media with #ResistRacism and #RefugeesWelcome, as anti racist marches flooded in pictures from coaches making their way across England, Scotland and Wales, and joined marches, with delegations from a spread of unions, campaigns, student groups, refugee rights and anti racist organisations and local areas. The marches were part of a global day of action (see and @worldvsracism on Twitter) with coordinated protests also organised in Austria, Catalonia, Spanish state, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Tunisia and the US. Here in Britain, Stand Up To Racism and the TUC's marches were backed by the NEU, UNISON, Unite, PCS, FBU, CWU, the UCU, EIS, NASUWT, BFAWU, MU, Equity, Community, the RMT, the TSSA, ASLEF, NAPO, the POA, Care4Calais, Refugee Council, Scottish Refugee Council, Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND), Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Finsbury Park Mosque, Jewish Socialist Group, Citizenship Is A Right Coalition, Day-Mer, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Stop the War Coalition, Drive2Survive, GR8, the People's Assembly, Positive Action in Housing, Afghan Human Rights Foundation, Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, Love Music Hate Racism, Unite Against Fascism and others. We send anti racist solidarity to all who supported and organised to make the demonstrations a success and all who marched or supported the demonstrations on the day. Join us in continuing to resist this government's racist offensive - let's mobilise the anti racist majority and stamp out racist division and the politics of divide and rule. FOR FULL REPORT, INCLUDING LINKS TO VIDEOS AND PICTURES OF SPEAKERS & A LARGE PHOTO GALLERY, CLICK HERE Copyright © 2023 Stand Up To Racism, All rights reserved. Stand Up To Racism..

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