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Preston unites against racism during Flag Market event

Posted on - 23rd March, 2019 - 8:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
Smiling on the Flag Market as the sun shone down on the Unite Against Racism event Pic: Paul Melling
Smiling on the Flag Market as the sun shone down on the Unite Against Racism event Pic: Paul Melling

Cultures from across Preston joined together on the Flag Market to send a message about racism in the city.

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Standing Together Against Racism has become an annual gathering.

Samba beats, food and more took place during the event and support came from across the political spectrum.

Caribbean Rhytyhm dance troupe got the city moving in the sunshine and there were speeches from Preston MP Sir Mark Hendrick and leader of Preston City Council councillor Matthew Brown.

Cllr Brown said before the event: “With tensions approaching in our country with Brexit, it is essential our young people are encouraged to envisage a society that is unified and free from discrimination.”

The free event ran from 11am to 1pm on Saturday.

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