Hundreds join socially-distanced events in Derbyshire for United Nations’ Anti-Racism Day

More than 200 people took part in socially-distanced events across Derbyshire for United Nations’ Anti-Racism Day.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:29 pm

The events were held in Chesterfield, Matlock, Glossop, New Mills and Derby on Saturday.

Jeannie Robinson, from Chesterfield Stand up to Racism, said: “Some people took the knee while others had their photographs taken show solidarity with the struggle against racism.

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An anti-racism event took place in Chesterfield at the weekend. Picture by Karl Barton.

“Banners from numerous trade unions were displayed.”

Town halls across the country – including in Derby, Sheffield and Nottingham – were lit up to mark the day.

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More than 200 people took part in events across Derbyshire. Picture by Karl Barton.

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The protest came after the Derbyshire Times spoke to Chesterfield residents about their experiences of racism.
Events took place around the world as part of United Nations' Anti-Racism Day. Picture by Karl Barton.