Cambridge Unite Against Fascism
Cambridge Stand Up to Racism
Oppose the racist and fascist march for Tommy Robinson in Cambridge!
Supporters of Fascist English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson have said they will march in Cambridge on Saturday July 21st. Using the smoke screen of 'defending free speech', they are trying to rebuild a far right street movement in Britain.
When they marched on 9 June in London, they made Nazi salutes, shouted racist abuse and attacked anti-racists. Hardened Nazis were joined by figures from the European and American 'alt right ' including noted Islamophobe Gert Wilders and Filip Dewinter, who has spoken with wartime Nazi collaborators in Belgium. They received a message of support from Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to Donald Trump.
These people are not interested in free speech, but want to silence those they disagree with. They have a record of violence towards minorities, particularly Muslims; wherever they go, division, violence and racism follow.
There is no place in Cambridge's proudly diverse, multi cultural and multi faith community for the sort of racism espoused by Robinson and many of his supporters. We stand proudly alongside our Muslim brothers and sisters, and welcome the arrival of refugees in our city. We won't let the racists divide us, and call for the utmost unity against their poisonous aims.
Stand Up to Racism and Unite Against Fascism are calling a counter protest on Saturday 21st July. We ask all those who are angered by the rise in Islamophobia and concerned by the rise of the far right to join us on the day and to sign and circulate this unity statement by emailing [email protected]
Please note time and location liable to change