Thanks to those of you who came to yesterday’s public meeting “Refugees Are Welcome Here”. We had a brilliant meeting attended by around 40 people. Speakers included from refugee and asylum seeker support groups, a journalist from Eritrea, someone who visited the Calais refugee camp only 2 weeks ago and gave a moving descriptions of conditions there, and a local journalist. Over £100 was donated to the Trades Council appeal to support the Calais refugees and Unite’s local work with asylum seekers and refugees in Barnsley.
Things are looking very positive for next Saturday’s rally in opposition to the South Yorkshire Casuals anti-immigration march (11am May Day Green). I hope you are able to get along. I have attached the leaflet for the rally – feel free to publish this around your own networks and contacts. We hope as many people as possible will be prepared to say a few words at the rally so that our message that the racists of the SYC do not represent the people of Barnsley comes across loud and clear.