Ordinary people in towns and cities across Britain will hold events tomorrow, Saturday, in solidarity with refugees.
The national day of action follows a summer of Tory politicians refusing to help the refugees trying to find safety in Europe. Activists plan protests, stunts and collections for supplies to take to refugees.
Anger over the treatment of refugees is pulling new people into activity. Julie Bremner told Socialist Worker, “Norwich had a really big Refugees Welcome Here launch meeting on Tuesday of this week.
“Over 130 people were there. We had people from various support and lobbying groups, as well as people who had already driven to Calais to drop donations in solidarity. The meeting was really positive.”
The group decided to lobby and attend the next council meeting to demand it pressures the government to let refugees into Britain.
Activists also plan to hold a rally in the city centre tomorrow with the message, “Refugees are Welcome Here”.
In London campaigners will gather from 12 noon at Marble Arch and march to Parliament Square for a rally at 2pm.
The day of action was called by a number of campaigning groups including Stand Up To Racism.
Socialist Worker will run reports of solidarity events taking place throughout the day. Please send us reports and pictures here