Group representing workers rights in Fenland has passed an anti-racism motion
Wisbech, March and District Trades Council has passed a hard hitting anti-racist resolution that condemns all forms of hatred and prejudice.
It comes in response to recent racist graffiti in King's Lynn, reports of racist abuse being experienced by Fenland Council staff and the worrying increase in reported hate crime across the country.
Affiliated union branches are now being urged to adopt the resolution which was passed by the council at its January meeting and will be read at a Peace Rally in King's Lynn on January 25.
It was the trades council that responded six years ago to growing tensions over immigration in the local community by launching the 'We Are Wisbech' campaign which gained wide support and helped to ease those tensions.
Its support for “Build Bridges Not Walls” protests around the time of Donald Trump’s visit to this country emphasised the anxiety that the extremism developing in the US might spread here.
Secretary Sue Dockett said: “We are concerned that recent incidents of anti Semitic and Islamophobic behaviour in London could spread and disturb the peace of our community.
“In December, delegates were alarmed to hear that racist graffiti and swastikas had been painted on walls in King's Lynn.
"We have made a commitment not to look the other way and to promote the values of peace, respect and democracy.”
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