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Thousands join anti-racist festival in Newcastle

by Sarah Bates
Issue No. 2455

Part of the festival in Newcastle

Part of the festival in Newcastle (Pic: Daniel Kebede)

More than 5,000 people attended the Unity Festival in Newcastle last Saturday.

Artists including Ms Dynamite, Natty, Akala and Punjabi MC played to a packed Leazes Park.  

 Daniel Kebede was the festival’s main organiser. He told Socialist Worker, “It was an amazing day. 

“People from all walks of life came to join and stand against racism.

“The Tories are going to ramp up racism. They’re planning to scapegoat migrants and demonise Muslims so that they can push through vicious cuts.”

The festival was funded by trade unions, charities and individual donations. 

It was backed by Love Music Hate Racism and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, among others.

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Tue 26 May 2015, 16:01 BST
Issue No. 2455
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