The result of the UK’s referendum over leaving the EU has understandably caused a lot of shocked reaction, and concern over what happens next. Unsurprisingly, a protest has already been organised for this evening, against “racism, for migrant rights, [and] against fascist violence”.
The protest will start at 6pm this evening at Altab Ali park in Whitechapel, a significant hub of East London’s Asian community. It will then march to the headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp — owners of The Sun — by The Shard.
The organisers say:
The EU referendum has unleashed a torrent of racism. Migration has been attacked and scapegoated by both campaigns -- with Leave stoking up bigotry against immigrants and Remain responding by capitulating and echoing that bigotry.
This tone of anti-immigrant politics has not been set by the far right. It comes from the mainstream parties and the mainstream media, who have spent 20 years insisting that immigrants are a “problem”. The UKIPs of this world just clean up in their wake.
We need to take a stand against this -- whatever the result of the referendum this Thursday. Migrant or non-migrant, we stand together as friends, lovers, work colleagues and members of our communities. Together we keep our collective wheels turning: we stand side-by-side and share our lives.
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