'Deeply offensive' graffiti removed from Chesterfield underpass

Campaigners have removed 'deeply offensive' graffiti from a Chesterfield underpass.

Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 10:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 11:40 am
Members of the Chesterfield and north Derbyshire branch of the Stand Up To Racism group at the newly-painted underpass in Loundlsey Green. Picture submitted by Karl Barton.
Members of the Chesterfield and north Derbyshire branch of the Stand Up To Racism group at the newly-painted underpass in Loundlsey Green. Picture submitted by Karl Barton.

Members of the Chesterfield and north Derbyshire branch of the Stand Up To Racism group have repainted the underpass at Loundsley Green.

Jeannie Robinson, of the group, said: "Recently, activists from Stand Up To Racism were distressed by some graffitti scrawled on the underpass.

"It was deeply offensive to Muslim and LGBT+ people so we decided to take some paint and restore it to its former glory.

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Members of the Chesterfield and north Derbyshire branch of the Stand Up To Racism group at the newly-painted underpass in Loundlsey Green. Picture submitted by Karl Barton.

"People, passing by, were very pleased to see it being removed.

"We do not want Chesterfield to be a place that is hostile to minorities."

On Saturday, a coachload of Stand Up To Racism campaigners travelled from Chesterfield to London for the National Unity Demonstration against Racism and Fascism.

They joined around 40,000 people for the demonstration on the streets of the capital.