Islamophobia in France and Britain has intensified in recent years, particularly in the wake of terrorist incidents, such as the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and the London Bridge attack. This led British prime minister, Theresa May, and French president, Emmanuel Macron, to meet in January 2018 to agree a shared approach to counter-terrorism.Continue Reading
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in London to protest against rising sentiments of Islamophobia, racism and anti-refugee motions in the country.
Protesters gathered in London’s parliament square on Saturday as they were united against racism and Islamophobia and supportive of refugee and migrants.
They arrived at Portland Place in Central London at around midday while holding banners with slogans read, “Hands off EU workers”, “Refugees and migrants welcome here” and “Stand up to Trump.”
The rally was organized by the UK campaign group Stand Up to Racism, as part of a series of rallies taking place across Europe to mark the International Anti-Racism Day.