PCS will be taking part in demonstrations on 16 March to mark the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Demonstrations and rallies are being planned in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and many other cities around the world on 16 March. In the UK they are being organised by Stand Up to Racism and supported by the TUC.
Racism and fascism is on the rise, both on the streets and in mainstream politics. The rallies and demonstrations to mark the United Nation’s international day of anti-racism have seven main themes:
- Stand up to Islamophobia and antisemitism
- Justice for Windrush – end the ‘hostile environment’
- Refugees welcome
- Defend migrant rights
- Black lives matter
- If you voted leave or remain, don’t let the racists divide us
- Celebrate diversity.
The trade union movement has a proud history of opposing racism in all its forms. This demonstration continues this tradition and we hope to see as many there as possible.
The march assembles at the lower end of Park Lane (nearest tube is Hyde Park Corner) and ends at Downing Street.
It assembles at 12 noon and speeches are expected at around 2 pm.
See the Facebook event for more details and updates.
Contact your local regional PCS office for details of transport in your area.