Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Lib Dem MP stands up against racism

Julian Huppert will stand up against racism on Saturday (April 4) when he takes part in an event in Cambridge.

He has been invited to join the Love Mill Road Hate Racism Picnic in the Park to show that hatred and bigotry are not acceptable in the city.

The event follows the recent racist incident in Petersfield Park when a Muslim mother and her baby were subjected to racist taunts and abuse.

Julian, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge said: “This was an ugly incident which was extremely frightening and upsetting for this young mother. Unfortunately it is not the first time that we have had racism displayed in our city and centred on the Mill Road area.

“We are very fortunate in Cambridge to have a diverse city where people from different nationalities and cultures live and work. They contribute greatly to our communities and we have been recognised as the most equal city in the Centre for Cities report.

“We cannot let a small minority tarnish that reputation and that is why I am supporting this event to show that racial hatred is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Love Mill Road Hate Racism Picnic in the Park, Saturday, April 4 at 12 noon at Petersfield Park opposite Parkside Pool.