It is backed by Doreen Lawrence, Diane Abbott, Emily Thornberry, Clive Lewis, Peter Hain.
Trade union leaders supporting it include the PCS union’s Mark Serwortka, the NUT’s Kevin Courtney, the CWU’s Dave Ward, UCU’s Sally Hunt and Unite’s Len McCluskey.
Other backer include Rabbi Lee Wax and members of the Muslim Council of Britain.
Weyman Bennett from Stand Up To Racism said, “Trump’s campaign for president was marked by constant scapegoating of migrants, with a key slogan ‘build a wall’ to keep out Mexican workers, and attacks on America’s Muslim community. We cannot allow these ideas to become acceptable.”
Sabby Dhalu from Stand Up To Racism said, “Trump’s latest twitter attack on civil rights campaigner and Congressman John Lewis seems to show Trump is determined to roll back the progress made by the anti-racist movement over a generation.”
Friday willl be a major day of protest in the United States. On Saturday there is a Women’s March in Washington and other US cities, in London, and many other countries.
For full list of signatories to the statement and to add your name go to standuptoracism.org.uk
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