Cardiff race rally opposes immigration ‘blame game’

Unions, equality groups and politicians have taken part in a rally in Cardiff opposing race discrimination ahead of May’s European elections.

It follows a conference in the capital city on Friday promoting race equality.

Equalities Minster Jeff Cuthbert told delegates race hate crime is under-reported in Wales and government action to tackle the issue is on the way.

Saturday’s march saw supporters gather at City Hall calling for people to “stand up to racism”.

It was organised to follow the UN day against racial discrimination as well to coincide with the run-up to elections to the European Parliament in May.

Migration could be high on the agenda for many voters and the rally is being held to oppose what organisers call the “blame game” against immigrants using freedom of movement in the EU to seek work in Britain.

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