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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 »

Brummies react to news of Trump visiting Birmingham

In News, Videos on 02/16/2017 at 15:30
Maz Saleem asking Brummies about Donald Trump visiting Birmingham

Maz Saleem asking Brummies about Donald Trump visiting Birmingham (Image: StWUK/IAB)

An anti-racism campaigner has taken to the city streets to ask people what they think of plans to move Donald Trump’s UK state visit to Birmingham.

Questioning members of the public in Birmingham city centre on Monday, Stop the War activist Maz Saleem quizzed a range of Brummies on how they felt about the possibility of the US President coming to the Midlands. 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 »

OPINION | Catalina George | Why are people protesting in Romania?

In Blog, Column, News on 02/12/2017 at 14:00
A protest taking place at the university building in Bucharest on 29 January 2017 (Photograph: Babu)

A protest taking place at the university building in Bucharest on 29 January 2017 (Photograph: Babu)

What is happening in Romania right now? The new government passed an emergency ordinance in an extraordinary meeting, at 10pm at night, on official misconduct.

The new piece of law gives a generous pardon to officials who are found to misuse funds: anything under 40,000 would not be considered a penal offence. 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 »

Why are Brummies protesting against Donald Trump?

In Interviews, News on 02/03/2017 at 17:55
A protest against President Donald Trump in Birmingham city centre (Photograph: Geoff Dexter)

A protest against President Donald Trump in Birmingham city centre (Photograph: Geoff Dexter)

Two large protests have already taken place in Birmingham city centre since the inauguration of new US President Donald J. Trump on Saturday 20th January.

The first rally took place on the day the new Head of State took the oath of office, as a gesture of solidarity with individuals and groups protesting Trump across the world, and in response to Trump’s rhetoric targeting marginalised communities including Muslims, Mexicans, disabled people and women. Read the rest of this entry »