Anti-Racism 'Unity' Events Held Outside London Tube Stations

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Anti-Racism 'Unity' Events Held Outside London Tube Stations
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A series of 'Unity' events were held outside tube and rail stations across London today.

Londoners were urged to gather at high profile meeting points to show their solidarity against racism.

Since Britain voted leave in the EU Referendum, there has been a rise in racist and xenophobic abuse across the capital.

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London Citizens, the organisation responsible for the activity, said the aim was to show solidarity with all communities.

They're spreading the message "Love London. No place for hate".

South London Citizens' member Esmat Jeraj, was racially abused earlier this week.

Esmat said, "This demonstration of love and solidarity is organised by communities coming together to show that all are welcome and that there is no place for hate of any form in London.

"We're not here to be labelled as victims. We're equal stakeholders of this rich and multicultural city, and are very concerned with the rise of bigotry and intolerance. Through this event we will... show the values that we all stand for; those of respect and equality."

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Last Updated 04 July 2016