Newham groups unite to defy racism and hate crime in Stratford
PUBLISHED: 14:36 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57 03 April 2018
Stand up to Racism and Newham Muslim Women’s Association are holding a joint rally to condemn hate crime in Stratford today.
Following a hateful letter campaign which was sent across the UK labelling April 3 ‘punish a Muslim day’, the two organisations are uniting to stand against racism.
The meeting, at 5.30pm outside Stratford station, is one of many being held across the country by Stand up to Racism.
Others in London include one held at lunchtime outside Islington town hall and events in Haringey, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Last week, students at Queen Mary University linked arms on campus and handed out leaflets, to show that communities cannot be divided by hatred.
Many took to Twitter using the hashtags #LoveAMuslimDay, #NoToIslamophobia and #DayOfSolidarity to condemn the racist campaign.
Officers from Newham police and Transport for London were also at Stratford bus station answering concerns on hate crime earlier in the day.
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