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Hundreds march in Birmingham against Chechnya gay murders

In News on 04/22/2017 at 21:40
Hundreds of protesters march through central Birmingham in solidarity with the LGBT community in Chechnya (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Hundreds of protesters march through central Birmingham in solidarity with the LGBT community in Chechnya (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Around 200 of protesters have marched through the streets of Birmingham city centre today in solidarity with LGBT individuals in Chechnya, who have been reportedly rounded up by Government officials and persecuted in the Eastern European country.

Standing in support of the victims of what has been described as State brutality, campaigners marched from the LGBT Centre in Holloway Circus to Victoria Square, where they gathered for a protest rally condemning the alleged human rights abuses. Read the rest of this entry »

OPINION | Rangzeb Hussain | “Go back home, Paki! This is England!” was my EDL welcome

In News on 04/10/2017 at 15:42
A member of the English Defence League (EDL) in BIrmingham on Saturday 8th April (Photograph: Rangzeb Hussain)

A member of the English Defence League (EDL) in Birmingham on Saturday 8th April (Photograph: Rangzeb Hussain)

THUGS. That is what we are dealing with.

THUGS. Our world is being brutalized by the violence and ignorance of narrow-minded THUGS.

Today, in my home town, I experienced the hatred and intimidation of THUGS. Read the rest of this entry »

IN PICTURES: ‘Save Our Support’ protest against Birmingham service cuts

In Gallery, News on 02/15/2017 at 10:30
Save Our Service SOS anti cuts protest in Birmingham on Tuesday 14th February 2017 (Photograph: Robert Brenchley)

Hundreds attended a ‘Save Our Service’ protest against council cuts in Birmingham (Photograph: Robert Brenchley)

A large protest against cuts to support services for vulnerable people was held in Victoria Square yesterday, as hundreds gathered to voice their anger at proposed Birmingham city council service cuts.

Gathering between 3pm and 4.30pm, the ‘SOS – Save our Support’ rally took place outside the Birmingham City Council House and was attended by local support service heads, including representatives from BVSC, BID Services, St Basils, Midland Mencap and Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid. Read the rest of this entry »

Hundreds turn out for Birmingham demo against service cuts

In News on 02/14/2017 at 17:15
Hundreds gather outside the Council House in Victoria Square to protest Birmingham City Council’s proposed cuts to support services (Photograph: Mohammed Mumit)

Hundreds gather outside the Council House in Victoria Square to protest Birmingham City Council’s proposed cuts to support services (Photograph: Mohammed Mumit)

A large protest against cuts to support services for vulnerable people was held in Victoria Square this afternoon, as hundreds gathered to voice their anger at proposed Birmingham city council service cuts.

Bearing placards and banners, protesters chanted “Mental health matters”, before keynote speaker Jess Phillips addressed the crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

Over 1,300 people sign petition demanding Trump Birmingham ban

In News on 02/13/2017 at 15:15
Liam Byrne MP has called for Donald Trump to be banned from Birmingham, following news that his UK state visit may be relocated from London to the Midland city

Liam Byrne MP has called for Donald Trump to be banned from Birmingham, following news that his UK state visit may be relocated from London to the Midlands city (Image: Liam Byrne)

Over 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from Birmingham, after news broke that the US President’s state visit could be moved to the Midlands city.

Initiated by Labour’s Liam Byrne, MP for the city’s Hodge Hill constituency, the ‘Ban Donald Trump from Birmingham’ petition has gained momentum after circulating online over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

40 funny as f*** placards from the Birmingham anti-Trump demo

In Gallery, News on 02/05/2017 at 13:40
'God save the Queen from the orange tangerine' placard at the Birmingham anti-trump demonstration (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

‘God save the Queen from the orange tangerine’ placard at the Birmingham anti-trump demonstration (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Around 500 people turned up out in Birmingham city centre yesterday in solidarity with the thousands who hit the streets in London protesting Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’.

Where there are protests, there are placards; and where there are placards, there are some really funny as f*** messages to delight the current US President. Here’s some of Birmingham’s best… Read the rest of this entry »

Hundreds gather in Brum as 40,000 protest Trump in London

In Events, News on 02/04/2017 at 19:30
Protestors march through Birmingham city centre against Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Protestors march through Birmingham city centre against Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Around 500 people turned up out in Birmingham city centre today in solidarity with the thousands who hit the streets in London protesting Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’.

Coinciding with protests across the country, Brummies – young and old – came out wielding placards and banners as they called on US President Donald Trump to reverse the so-called ‘Muslim Ban’, an executive order which prohibits travel to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Anti-racism activist calls out Owen Jones for boycotting anti-Trump demo

In News on 02/04/2017 at 07:36
Birmingham anti-racism activist Maz Saleem has called out writer Owen Jones for boycotting an anti-Trump demonstration

Birmingham anti-racism activist Maz Saleem has called out writer Owen Jones for boycotting an anti-Trump demonstration

A Birmingham anti-racism campaigner has accused controversial Guardian journalist Owen Jones of “sectarianism” and hypocrisy after he refused to attend an anti-Trump demonstration, which has been co-organised by Muslim organisations.

Maz Saleem, who became an anti-hate and anti-Islamophobia activist after her father Mohammed Saleem was murdered by neo-Nazi Pavlo Lapshyn in Birmingham in 2013, has condemned Jones’ comments which suggest a demonstration taking place in London today has been organised by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). Read the rest of this entry »

IN PICTURES: Birmingham Romanians protest decree decriminalising corruption

In Gallery, News on 02/03/2017 at 10:44
Members of the Birmingham Romanian community came out to to rally against a decree decriminalising some forms of corruption (Photograph: Davina James)

Members of the Birmingham Romanian community came out to to rally against a decree decriminalising some forms of corruption in Romania (Photograph: Davina James)

Birmingham Romanian residents came together on Thursday to stand in solidarity with their fellow countryfolk in the southeastern European nation of Romania, where protests are taking place against a new decree passed by the government to decriminalise and pardon officials currently in jail for corruption while in office.

It has been made law that corruption while in office will no longer be a crime as long as the amount of ‘damages’ is below £38,000. Romanians across the globe have protested and stood in solidarity over this. Read the rest of this entry »

Hundreds protest Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ at mass Birmingham rally

In News on 01/30/2017 at 22:00
Over a thousand people gathered in Birmingham's Victoria Square to protest new US President Donald Trump and his recent 'Muslim ban' (Photograph: Geoff Dexter)

Over a thousand people gathered in Birmingham’s Victoria Square to protest new US President Donald Trump and his recent ‘Muslim ban’ (Photograph: Geoff Dexter)

Over a thousand of people turned out for a mass protest against Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim travel ban’ tonight in central Birmingham, as thousands more gathered across the country.

The demonstration, called by Birmingham resident Hasanain Jaffer in response to the executive order signed by new US President Donald Trump which bans travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries, was backed and supported by several West Midlands anti-racism and anti-war organisations.
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