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.