Motion ref. S6M-02131
St Andrew's Day Rally Against Racism and Fascism
Submitted by: Marie McNair, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Natalie Don, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Kaukab Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba
That the Parliament recognises that the St Andrew's Day Rally Against Racism and Fascism will take place in Glasgow on 27 November 2021, leaving Glasgow Green at 11am and culminating at a rally in the Renfield Centre in Bath Street; believes that such marches are important in highlighting that Scotland stands against racism and fascism; commends the STUC and its Black Workers' Committee for organising both the annual march and their longstanding campaigns against racism and fascism; notes with appreciation that this year, the STUC looks back on 25 years of campaigning activity driven forward by the Committee; deplores racism and fascism and celebrates the bravery and solidarity of BAME people in fighting back against both, and encourages people to attend what it believes will be an important event.