Call to unite against racism

November 13, 2018
Photo: Chris Peterson

About 300 people rallied against racism in Melbourne on November 10. The rally was organised in response to the continued vilification of Melbourne’s African community by politicians and the media.

Praise and Shema, two high school students from the Liberian and Sudanese communities, addressed the rally. They called for an end to media attacks on the African community.

The Islamic Council of Victoria's Adel Salman told the rally that the media needs a code of ethics and to stop promoting hate speech.

Taqi Azra, a Hazara refugee and National Union of Workers organiser, said: “They are trying to divide us. Let’s stick together and tell the racists we will not be divided.”


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