A rally in Ealing next week will address racism in the UK and a "disturbing rise in Islamophobia', organisers have said.
Speakers, including Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq, will attend the Stand Up to Racism meeting on Tuesday (October 10) to discuss “the fight against racism”.
The west London MP will be joined at St Mary's Church by Gary McFarlane, a Black Lives Matter activist, and barrister Kuljeet Singh Dobe, who will speak on immigration and asylum.
Also speaking at the event is longstanding anti-racist and women's rights activist Nahella Ashraf and Shabbir Lakha, who will speak for Stop the War and Stand up to Trump.
The event, which will take place from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in St Mary's Road, will “discuss where we should go next in the fight against racism”.
A spokesman for the event wrote on their Facebook event: “So many places around the world are seeing a rise in racism.
“In this country, racism is on the rise, particularly Islamophobia, but also anti-Semitism and there is a worrying increase in the number of deaths of black people in custody.
“The horrific death of Makram Ali and injuries to others near Finsbury Park Mosque together with acid attacks and increased harassment of Muslim women all show a disturbing rise in Islamophobia in the UK."
Rupa Huq MP spoke to getwestlondon ahead of the event and said she is "happy to support Stand Up to Racism".
"We live in an uncertain world," she said.
"With the rhetoric of people like President Trump across the Atlantic on the rise, not to mention the fall-out from the Brexit decision and incidences of terrorist hatred that we have seen in the past year, anti-racist campaigning is needed now more than ever.
"Ealing is a happy, diverse, multi-cultural borough that has benefited immensely from waves of migration.
"We need to resist all attempts to divide our strong community by those who seek to whip up resentment to fellow people.”
The event will take place in St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RH. For more information, visit the Facebook event.
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