Friday 14 November 2014

Come along to the St Andrew's Day March and Rally and show that racism is not welcome in the North East

This year's St Andrew's Day March and Rally will be held on Saturday 29 November. Organised by the Aberdeen Trades Union Council and the STUC,  the march will assemble at St Nicholas Churchyard at 11 am and will march off at 11.30 am to the Casltegate. The rally is scheduled to begin at 12.15 pm and finish by 1.00pm.

ATUC President, Alan Robertson said, "The St Andrew's Day March opposes racism in all its forms and celebrates diversity The particular theme this year is Anti-Apartheid, because it is 30 years since Aberdeen gave the Freedom of the City to Nelson Mandela.

"It is also UN Day of Solidarity with Palestine, a country still suffering from Israeli apartheid. Hopefully Aberdeen City Council will be flying the Palestine Flag that day.

"We really hope that all our affiliates and associates will get along with their banners, to make sure that we give a clear message that racism is not welcome in the North East."

The Rally will be compered by ATUC Vice President, Kate Ramsden and there will be a range of speakers from local groups including Aberdeen SPSC, Aberdeen Anti-Fascists, Aberdeen RIC and Aberdeen CND, as well as local politicians.