‘Refugees Welcome Here, Keep Racism out of the Referendum’ Rally

Saturday June 4th, 12noon

Join us at this rally, supported by Stand up to Racism, Bristol People’s Assembly, Bristol Stop the War, Calais Refugee Solidarity Bristol, Bristol Refugee Rights, Tribe of Doris, Bristol Hospitality Network and Bristol Women of the World (WoW) and show your support for refugees!

Meet on the Centre by the Fountains. Bring banners, placards and friends. At the same time a group of racist, anti-immigrant, anti-refugee campaigners will be meeting elsewhere in Bristol.

More information can be found on Refugees Welcome Here! Bristol Rally Facebook event page.

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Convoy To Calais

Bristol - Convoy to Calais
Saturday June 18th, 7pm

Now more than ever we need a huge response to the refugee crisis to counter the racist rhetoric across Europe trying to demonise and disenfranchise victims of war, oppression and poverty. Some of the largest mass movements in Britain have joined together with major trade unions to show solidarity.

If you can give aid of any sort, material or financial, for the Convoy to Calais please do. Better still come on the Convoy yourself. Any vehicle will do: lorry, bus, coach, van, minibus, car, taxi, motorbike or scooter!

This is practical aid but it is also a huge moving protest at the way governments across the continent are failing refugees. This is the time to come together and say: stop the scapegoating, solidarity with the refugees.

So far hundreds of pounds has been raised in Bristol for the convoy. Marvin Rees, Bristol’s newly elected mayor will see the convoy off when it leaves at 7pm on Saturday 18th June. If you are interested in going with the convoy from Bristol, with or without a vehicle, please email Stand up to Racism – Bristol as soon as possible.

More information about the convoy can be found on the Stand up to Racism – Bristol Facebook page.