Friday 5 November 2010

Saturday 6 November: latest demo updates

Thousands of people are set to march through London to parliament on Saturday to show their opposition to racism, fascism and Islamophobia.

The national demonstration is called by UAF and Love Music Hate Racism and backed by the TUC and the Muslim Council of Britain.

There will be a march with music from LMHR musicians pumping out from carnival floats – and there will be more music at the final rally.


We will have updates throughout the day on our Twitter page. There will also be an extended Twitter feed on the front page of our website.

We are also asking Twitter users who are at the demo to post their tweets tagged with #UAFdemo to help our supporters find them.

Demo details

The march assembles at Malet Street, London WC1 at 12 noon.
>> March route
>> Speakers and musicians

Supporters of the demo include…

TUC, Muslim Council of Britain, Green Party, Brendan Barber general secretary TUC, Derek Simpson joint general secretary, Unite the union, Tony Woodley joint general secretary, Unite the union, Keith Sonnet deputy general secretary Unison, Paul Kenny general secretary GMB Ed Balls MP, Diane Abbott MP, Peter Hain MP, John McDonnell MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Andy Slaughter MP, Ken Livingstone Labour candidate for London Mayor, Benjamin Zephaniah poet, Michael Rosen writer, broadcaster and professor of children’s literature, Ken Loach film director, Jerry Dammers musician, Kid British band, Mumzy Stranger musician, Missing Andy band, Abbas Hasan musician, Tasha Tah musician DJ Rugrat DJ, Billy Hayes general secretary, CWU, Tony Kearns deputy general secretary, CWU, Chris Keates general secretary, NASUWT, Christine Blower general secretary NUT, Kevin Courtney deputy general secretary, NUT, Sally Hunt general secretary UCU, Mark Serwotka general secretary PCS, Hugh Lanning deputy general secretary PCS, Matt Wrack general secretary FBU, Bob Crow general secretary, RMT, Jeremy Dear general secretary NUJ, Pete Murray president NUJ, Gerry Conlon Guildford Four, Paddy Hill Birmingham Six, Runnymede Trust, Napo, POA, Musicians UnionBritish Muslim Initiative, London Muslim Centre, Craig Johnston, RMT Executive, Tony Woodhouse chair of Unite the Union executive committee, Mary Bousted general secretaty ATL, Andy Bain president TSSA, Ronnie Draper national president BFAWU, Lee Jasper 1990 Trust, Jane Loftus vice president CWU, Mick Shaw national president FBU, Craig Johnston, RMT Executive, Tony Woodhouse chair of Unite the Union executive committee, Bev Miller chair, UNISON black members committee, Dave Plummer PCS Proud national committee, strong>Stop the War Coalition, Canon Barry Naylor Diocese of Leicester, Kevin Cadwallender writer, Paul Jones assistant secretary IPS Group PCS, Pete Goddard regional learning coordinator for Yorkshire and the Humber, R&C Group PCS, Jon Gamble secretary Watford TUC, Kaye Horsfield PCS group equalities officer, Ismail Patel The Lethal Dose Media Group and Leicester Muslim Defence League, Kevin Deegan North Staffs Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (Norscarf), Floyd Major secretary, Unite EM/10-465 branch, Stephanie MacKay RMT health and safety officer, Muslim Defence League (MDL) – United We Stand, Divided We Fall, GMB London North West branch, Dudley Trades Union Gouncil, Hackney NUT, Hsiao-Hung Pai journalist and author, Aaron Kiely NUS Black Students’ Committee, Michelle Smith union organiser, Unite the union North West region, Rachel Edwards CLG and Government Office group organiser PCS Zita Holbourne PCS NEC, joint chair BARAC and member TUC race relations committee, Cllr Vince Maple group secretary Medway Labour Group, Merseyside Love Music Hate Racism, Alex Fountain community officer, Manchester Metropolitan University students union, Sital Singh Gill national committee member, Indian Workers Association, Murad Qureshi London Assembly member, North Staffs Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (NorSCARF), Jason Hill Midlands regional vice-chair Musicians’ Union, Sergio Vittorio Uristani editor and managing director, Asviupress London, Dave Statham president, GMB Holborn, Dave Wilson vice-chair HMRC, PCS North West regional committee, Richard Haley chair, Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, Ashiq Hussain chair, We Are Bradford, Tony Waddle Show Racism the Red Card, Andy Tomlinson Uptocollective performance group, Lincoln, Drew McConnell musician, Babyshambles, Flow Dem musicians, Ziad Elmarsafy reader, University of York, Geoff Dexter Midlands learning organiser, PCS, Revd Ray Gaston interfaith enabler, Birmingham District of the Methodist Church

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