60,000 not 6,000

News in Brief by PN staff

Not a single national newspaper reported the National Unity Demonstration Against Racism and Fascism in central London on 17 November (though many did cover the Extinction Rebellion civil disobedience that day).

60,000 people gathered from around the country, particularly trade union branches and local Labour parties.

Speakers included Labour MP Catherine West, Labour MEP Claude Moraes, Len McCluskey of Unite the Union, and Mark Serwotka, the new president of the Trades Union Council (TUC).

On 24 November, 2,000 marched in the Scottish TUC annual St Andrew’s Day march in Glasgow, which was themed ‘No Racism: Educate, Agitate, Organise’.

Topics: Fascism, Race