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CSP members join international anti-racism demonstration

28 March 2014 - 1:05pm

CSP members were among thousands of protesters who took part in an international day of action against racism on 22 March.

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Physiotherapist Andrea Wright (left): 'Understanding our basic human commonality strips away the barriers that divide people.'

More than 10,000 people took part in the Stand up to Racism and Fascism demonstration, with synchronised events taking place in London, Glasgow and Cardiff.

The event was organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and was planned to coincide with the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Demonstrations to mark the day took place across the world, in cities including New York, Athens and Sao Paulo.

Physiotherapist Andrea Wright was among the CSP members who attended a rally and demonstration held in Parliament Square, London.

Ms Wright, the director of a private physiotherapy practice, told Frontline: ‘It was really important to be there, demonstrating our solidarity as human beings living together in a modern society.

‘Understanding our basic human commonality strips away the barriers that divide people. This was a strong message that I felt we celebrated on the day.’

Saraka Keating, CSP national officer for equalities, pictured right, said the demonstration was designed to challenge openly-racist political parties in the run-up to the European elections in May.

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