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150 Jewish protesters turn out for Black Lives Matter solidarity demonstration

'It is important in the Jewish community for us to stand up and show our support for Black Lives Matter and to stand in solidarity with black British communities,' organisers said

  • (Credit: Jaime Ashworth)
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Jewish protesters gathered in Hampstead Garden Suburb this weekend to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The demonstration drew more than 150 people on Sunday, including senior Masorti and Reform faith leaders and the former Labour MP Luciana Berger, organisers said.

Anti-racism placards spotted at the event contained references to the 2017 Grenfell fire, in which 72 people died, the Windrush scandal and Jewish texts.

Organisers Rebecca Moss, 24, from Hampstead Garden Suburb, and Rachel Rose, 23, from Finchley, called on the community to stand in solidarity with black British communities and Jews of colour.

They said: “It is important in the Jewish community for us to stand up and show our support for Black Lives Matter and to stand in solidarity with black British communities and with black Jews in particular, as well as other Jews of colour.

“We are glad to have seen so many people from different backgrounds and of varying ages, and it’s important that many could attend their first protest in such a supportive atmosphere.

“This cannot be the end of the essential conversation and action in our communities and in British society at large.”

(Credit: Jaime Ashworth)
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