& # 39; We stand for Christchurch & # 39; Hundreds take to the streets on an anti-racist march in Glasgow


Hundreds of individuals have participated in and took part in an anti-racism marathon Glasgow .

The Fight racism (SUTR) occasion noticed crowds collect at George Square in the metropolis for a march by way of the streets.

A minute's silence was additionally held at 11 am to bear in mind these killed in the New Zealand terrorist assaults .

A press release from Unite the Union Scotland mentioned: "Each of us campaigning and dealing for a world with out worry, hatred and intolerance should redouble our efforts.

"The present political local weather has created an setting in which racism has rebuilt its ugly head."

Marchers take half in a & # 39; Stand-up to Racism & # 39; occasion at George Square in Glasgow

It continued: "There is an improve in right-wing extremist, racist and xenophobic attitudes which were given oxygen by way of a few of the present debates surrounding the choice of the British public to depart the European Union.

"There is an pressing want for all first rate individuals to come collectively beneath a flag of democracy and equality to stand up towards those that attempt to divide us.

"The message is clear: let's stand together to promote tolerance, acceptance and equality." Close commitments to play our full half. "

Part of the crowd chanted "we’re at Christchurch" as they entered the sq..

Quite a few SUTR conferences have been held in the UK.

Police throughout an occasion towards racism, held at George Square in Glasgow

There was a heavy presence of the police when the occasion began in Glasgow.

A petition, supported by Glasgow Fight Racism Fight Imperialism (FRFI) and Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign, was launched on-line prior to the assembly to attempt to promote the Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland (COFIS) and Glasgow Friends of Israel (GFI). stop) Attendance.

On the different aspect of George Square there have been a variety of protesters, away from the primary rally.

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