Hundreds march in protest against racism in Cardiff

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Protesters took to the streets of Cardiff yesterday to fight against racism.

The march, organised by Stand Up To Racism, was held on the UN Anti-Racism Day.

Juhel Miah, a teacher from Swansea who was banned from entering the US on a school trip, gave a speech about his experiences. Mr Miah described how officials removed him from a plane in front of his students. He says it was because of his name and the colour of his skin. When asked if he would try to go to America again, Mr Miah said:

I always wanted to go to New York, ever since I watched Home Alone as a child. I’m not going to give up.

There were speeches from politicians including Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, Jenny Rathbone Cardiff Central AM, Jo Stevens Cardiff Central MP, and Deputy Leader of Cardiff, Sue Lent.

Leanne Wood said, “Intolerance is on the…

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HOPE not hate: The anti-racism organisation that’s trying to take Nigel Farage to court

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Nigel Farage has accused the organisation HOPE not hate of being extremist.

In an interview with LBC, Mr Farage said the widower of Labour MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, was part of an extremist group. “[HOPE not hate] who masquerade as being lovely and peaceful, but actually pursue violent and undemocratic means.”

The chief executive of HOPE not hate, Nick Lowles, said in a blog post, “even by his standards, Farage’s comments were disgustingly offensive.”

HOPE not hate are raising money to take Mr Farage to court. On their website it states:

Our lawyer has just sent Farage a letter demanding he retracts and publicly apologises or we will begin legal proceedings against him.

We attended a training session with HOPE not hate in Cardiff to find out more about what the organisation does.

img_2435 Some participants from the training event in Cardiff with Tom Godwin from HOPE not hate and…

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A network for people of colour has been created in Cardiff

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A woman from the charity Hope Not Hate has started a group for people of colour in the Welsh capital.

Tatiana Garavito says, “people of colour do not really get spaces and the opportunities to get involved in political activism.” She plans to facilitate a space where this is possible.

People of colour black and brown can come and start discussing some of the issues they face in their communities and how they can overcome these issues.

We want to change the horrible narratives that have been used to talk about people of colour.

The group in Cardiff have been working on a campaign called ‘Barclays we are disappointed.’ Garavito says at least one in five migrants or refugees have had their bank accounts closed by Barclays or other banks. This makes it difficult for them to find work and earn a living. The campaign aims to put pressure on banks…

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