Defend Refugees

200 anti-racists gathered outside a hotel in Nottingham today where refugees are housed. We gathered in response to a threat from racist groups to protest against the refugees.

Anti racist campaigners were horrified at the targeting of people who have often fled war and managed to reach Britain despite the Tory government’s racist refusal to provide a safe route into the country.

The involvement of the PCS in stopping the government’s attempt to turn refugees back in the channel was welcomed, as was our work in opposing the Rwanda policy.

PCS members should be proud of our role in the anti racist movement and continue to mobilise for anti racist protests including the TUC / Stand Up To Racism national demonstrations on March 18th.

Pete Jackson, Midlands PCS regional chair