Subsidised coach travel to and from the London March Against Racism on 19th March, organised by Stand Up To Racism and supported by the TUC.
UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstration 2022 – Southampton & Winchester transport Provisional itinerary:
- 9am: Coach departs from SeaCity Museum, Havelock Rd, Southampton
- 9.15am: Pick-up from Highfield Interchange, University of Southampton
- 9.30am: Pick-up from The Broadway, Winchester
- 11.30am: Arrival in Central London
- 12pm: March sets-off from Portland Place, London W1A
- 2.30pm: Rally in Whitehall
- 4pm: Coach departs from Millbank
7pm: Estimated time of arrival back at SeaCity Museum (with drop-offs in Winchester & Southampton Uni)
UN Anti Racism Day will see international protests taking place in cities around the world under the slogan ‘World Against Racism & Fascism’.
At a time when governments are intensifying hostile environments for refugees and migrants, when the #BlackLivesMatter movement is exposing the depths of institutional racism, and when the far-right and fascist forces continue to pose a threat, the day of international demonstrations is extremely important.
Here in Britain, we have a cabinet, led by Johnson and Patel, launching a racist offensive, with their Nationality and Borders Bill, Policing Bill, and Higher Education Bill representing a raft of racist policies attacking refugees and migrants, Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities, and the #BlackLivesMatter and wider anti-racist movement. They denied institutional racism in their CRED report, and attacked footballers for taking part in #TakeTheKnee actions against racism.
We need to mobilise the anti-racist majority in big numbers, and build the mass anti-racist movement we need to challenge Johnson and Patel’s racist offensive. Join us on Saturday 19 March 2022 on the streets, and share and invite others to do the same.
What is UN Anti-Racism Day?
The UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was inaugurated in 1966 to commemorate the 1960 Sharpeville massacre which saw 69 anti-apartheid protestors killed and 178 wounded for taking to the streets against the regime’s racist pass laws.
In commemorating the massacre, the UN General Assembly called on all world states and organizations to participate in a program of action to combat racism and racial discrimination.