Lewisham residents gathered today for an anti-racism rally ahead of a planned day of action in Trafalgar Square next Saturday.
Members of the Lewisham Anti-Racist Action Group and local residents visited Lewisham College, Goldsmiths University and Brockley and Lewisham stations speaking with the public and handing out flyers.
Richard Abendorff, 51, a Stand Up To Racism supporter, said: “We call it a day of action because we’re mobilising the people. It’s meant to be a celebratory thing, it’s not only opposing racism, it’s celebrating our diversity.”
Goldsmiths student Kate Hurford, 22, said: “We’re such a diverse borough, and I think it’s really important that we send a positive message, saying that we’re against racism, full stop. I think this is a really positive thing of people coming together and saying no, Britain is multi-cultural, Britain is diverse and we’re proud of that.”
Stand Up To Racism and Fascism’s day of action begins with a procession from Nelson Mandela statue in Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square on Saturday March 22 from 11am.