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Hundreds take part in Cardiff march against racism

Hundreds turn out to protest in Cardiff Credit: Jamie Von Insole

Hundreds of people have walked through Cardiff in a march against racism.

Organisers, Stand Up To Racism, say the march is 'intended to send a powerful message of the depth of support for migrant rights' and to show 'opposition to the UK government's attempt to scapegoat migrants'.

Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, joined in the march through Grangetown and Riverside, to an outdoor rally at City Hall.

Other demonstrations are taking place in London and Glasgow.

The march took protesters through the city's streets Credit: Jamie Von Insole

The Welsh school teacher, Juhel Miah, who was banned from entering the United States while on a school trip, will speak at the rally.

Leanne Wood will also address protesters, alongside Labour MPs Jo Stevens and Stephen Doughty, and Cardiff Central AM Jenny Rathbone.

Cardiff has a proud history of welcoming people from all parts of the world through our past trading connections, post-war immigration and the large numbers of foreign students who attend university in the city.

This diversity, and especially that of the city's long-established African, Asian and Arab communities are ingrained in everyday life. I'm proud to say that Wales has been our family home since my father first arrived here from Pakistan in 1958. On Saturday we will celebrate our great city and nation and it's rich, bold diversity. We will stand as one community to protect our brothers and sisters rights to remain in the UK as EU citizens, stand against the Trump Muslim Ban and stand in support of refugees, fleeing war, death and destruction.

– Shav Taj, Wales Secretary Public & Commercial Services Union