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Canning Town 10-year-old calls for unity ahead of anti-racism march

PUBLISHED: 19:00 19 November 2018

Rob Ferguson and Unais Izzzat, 10, who told marchers that under all our skins the same hearts beat. Picture: JON KING

Rob Ferguson and Unais Izzzat, 10, who told marchers that under all our skins the same hearts beat. Picture: JON KING

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A 10-year-old boy urged people to come together ahead of an anti-racism march.

Unais Izzat, from Canning Town, was speaking to about 50 campaigners outside Stratford Station on Saturday before a national unity march against fascism and racism in central London.

He said: “I would like to say that underneath all our skins the same hearts are beating and we should stand up for ourselves. That’s why we are here today.”

The marchers – including the Newham branch of anti-racism campaign group, Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) – walked through the West End to Whitehall ahead of a rally.

Newham SUTR convenor, Rob Ferguson, said: “We have seen 15,000 supporters of Tommy Robinson take to the streets of central London. That was a real warning. Which is why it’s good we have so many people from Newham here.

About 50 people met outside Stratford Station on Saturday (November 17) ahead of an anti-racism and anti-fascism march. Picture: ROB FERGUSONAbout 50 people met outside Stratford Station on Saturday (November 17) ahead of an anti-racism and anti-fascism march. Picture: ROB FERGUSON

“The East End has a fantastic tradition of standing up to racists and fascists which we are continuing today.”

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