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Tuesday 13 October 2015

BARAC supports Refugees Welcome Here demo in Dover, 17th October

BARAC is a supporting organisation calling a Refugees Welcome Here demo in Dover calling on the UK Government to open the borders, this Saturday 17th of October.  

Leading the BARAC delegation on the demo will be BARAC National Steering Group member Hector Wesley. If you would like to join BARAC on the demo please get in touch  and we will put  you in touch with Hector or look out for the BARAC banner on the march.

Our partner organisation Convoys2Calais has organised a coach from London to Dover -you can book tickets here:

A facebook page for the demo can be accessed here:

A message from the organisers of the demo:

Refugees Are Welcome Here demonstration, October 17, Dover

Thank you for supporting the Refugees Welcome Here demo in Dover this Saturday, 17 October. 

As you know, this event is a community response to a recent march by fascists, the third event of its type that has taken place in the town in just 12 months. On 12 September around 300 far-right nationalists marched through the town to the port, being violent and aggressive, and spouting racist rhetoric as they did so. 

Our event is the result of Dover residents being horrified by such an outpouring of hate in their town. They want to ensure that the clear message being given out by their community is that Refugees Are Welcome Here! 

On the day we will assemble in Market Square in Dover from 12.30. We will have music, poetry and placard making. We would like supporting organisations to bring banners and flags. Everyone attending will be asked to bring flowers – these will be laid at the memorial to 58 Chinese migrants who died, suffocated in a truck, in Dover in 2000. 

We're really looking forward to seeing some of your members on the day

Thank you again for your support for the event.

In solidarity, 

Bridget Chapman, Bunny La Roche & Jacqueline Walker 
Kent Anti-Racism Network 

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