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Black and white unite against racism in Harlow

by Zak Cochrane
Issue No. 2360

Black and white united in Harlow

Black and white united in Harlow (Pic: Zak Cochrane)

Around 200 people turned out for a multicultural event in Harlow, Essex, last Sunday. 

It was set up by the local branch of Unite Against Fascism in partnership with Integration Support Services. This is a charity that supports migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the town.  

The charity provided 100 T-shirts with the message “Don’t be racist…Be like a Panda they’re Black, White and Asian.” 

The slogan went down really well and brought people together.

People at the event included Muslims from the local Islamic Centre, the local Eastern European community, a traditional West African music organisation, trade unionists and anti-racists.  

It was called in response to a march by a group called Harlow Strong that was openly encouraging members of the far right British National Party and English Defence League to attend. 

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Tue 2 Jul 2013, 17:43 BST
Issue No. 2360
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