Stand Up to Racism – major statement against far right

Major statement launched to oppose far right in Britain
Over 50 key MPs, trade unionists, faith leaders and anti-racist campaigners have signed a major statement opposing the growth of the far right in Britain. 

This follows a 15,000 strong ‘free Tommy Robinson’ march that included Robinson supporters, Nazi groups, the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) and the ‘Democratic’ FLA joined by UKIP. The protest saw Nazi salutes, racist abuse directed to anti-racists and violence.

Robinson, the ex leader of the English Defence League (EDL), and the rest of the far right claim he has been imprisoned as an attempt to suppress ‘free speech’. But Robinson, an ex member of the fascist BNP, and leader of the EDL has a long history of violence, Islamophobia and racism.

The statement calls for support for the ‘Together Against Trump’ protest on 13 July and for the Stand Up To Racism mobilisation on 14 July against Robinson’s supporters.

Stand Up to Racism has initiated this statement as a much needed response towards developments on the far right. It can be a launchpad to build a response against this threat.
Please circulate it widely with friends, colleagues, workmates, trade unionists, students and more. And build the demonstration on 13 and 14 July.