Rally stands up against hate crime

Stand Up to Racism lead a rally to show solidarity

We have received reports from students in relation to hate crime + harassment amid concerns over coronavirus and the UK's departure from the EU.

NUSU does not tolerate discrimination + harassment of any kind and is here to represent students from all backgrounds. Brexit and coronavirus should not be used as a platform for voicing hatred. Our city and campus should be an inclusive and safe space for all students and, as your Students' Union, we strive to achieve this.

We encourage students that are a victim of this to come forward and report incidents on Stop Hate UK https://www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us/, Northumbria Police (https://www.met.police.uk/true-vision-report-hate-crime) seek guidance from the Student Advice Centre (https://www.nusu.co.uk/support/report/) or if it concerns sexual harassment/violence, the university's report and support channel (https://reportandsupport.ncl.ac.uk/).

We stand in solidarity with anyone affected by Brexit, the coronavirus (either themselves or their loved ones) and more broadly those experiencing hate crime.

 

Stand Up to Racism Rally in response

On February 11th, Stand Up to Racism hosted a rally outside of the Arches on campus to show solidarity and to stand against racism of our Chinese and East Asian students who have been targeted because of increased coronavirus fears.

Katie Smyth, President of the Students' Union, said "Amazing to see such a great turn out at the Stand Up To Racism rally today in light of the Coronavirus. Newcastle stands united with all our students as campus should be a safe environment for everyone. So thank you to everyone who showed up in solidarity today."

 

 


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