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Black Labour activists gather for Momentum meeting

PARTICIPATION: Members of the panel at the Camden Momentum event

HUNDREDS OF people gathered in north London last week for a special meeting called Anti-Racism and the New Racism.

The campaign was organised by Camden Momentum, a regional grassroots organisation that is part of Momentum, a movement that supports Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Among those who spoke at the meeting were Brixton novelist Alex Wheatle, Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq, Mohammed Ahmed from the Fire Brigade Union Black/Ethnic Minorities Section and Florah Titah from the All African Women’s Group.

A spokesperson for Camden Momentum said: “The event opens the way for the participation of people of colour in the new movement that surfaced to make Jeremy Corbyn leader of the Labour Party.

"Corbyn and McDonnell’s anti-austerity, ant-war and anti-racist track records, reflect the urgent concerns of communities of colour, and everyone who wants a caring, just society.”

The spokesperson added: “People of Colour, African, Asian and Middle Eastern are nearly 35 per cent of Camden’s population but political meetings do not often reflect this. About 2 in 5 Black and immigrant families in London live in low-income households, twice as many as white people.”

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