Sat 27 Apr, 2pm – Dominion Rd, UB2 5DP
Southall remembers Chaggar and Peach. Join us for this important event. Assemble at 2pm for a procession, followed by a rally outside Southall Town Hall at 4pm. Southall united.
Route map, speakers list and full details below.
Programme for the afternoon
2pm: Assemble at the car park end of Dominion Road, Southall
2.35pm: Special tribute to Gurdip Singh Chaggar from his family and friends
2.45pm: Procession sets off
The procession will be lead by young people from the area holding flags and the artwork and placards they have created remembering the events of 1979, as well as challenging the growth of racism and the far right in the current climate.
We will lay flowers (red and white) at the spots where Gurdip Singh Chaggar and Blair Peach spent their last moments.
4pm (approx): Procession reaches Southall Town Hall
4.15pm: Rally starts with speakers
Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order)
Tariq Ali (activist, author and publisher, defendant during the April 1979 trials)
Harsev Bains (Indian Workers Association – GB)
Sevak Singh Chaggar (Gurdip Singh Chaggar family)
Dilawar Chaudry (activist and entrepreneur)
Jaskiran Chohan (LBE councillor)
Paul Holborow (Founder of Anti Nazi League and Stand Up To Racism)
Dorothea Jones (The (Southall) Monitoring Group)
Daniel Kebede (NEU National Executive)
John McDonnell MP (Shadow Chancellor)
Ahmed Haji Mohamed (Somali Community Leaders Group)
Inderjeet Singh Nijhar, (ex SYM, ex Councillor (LBE) and founder of Inquilab HA)
Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters)
Rev Mark Poulson (St Johns Church and Southall Faiths Forum)
Kulwant Rai (ex SYM Southall Youth Movement)
Akram Salhab (Palestinian Organiser and Campaigner for Migrant & Refugee Rights)
Eve Turner (Ealing Trades Union Council and Ealing SAVE NHS)
Yvette Williams (Justice for Grenfell)
Messages to be read from:
Iqbal Vaid (General Secretary Indian Workers Association Southall) due to serious illness
Professor Gus John due to hospitalisation
Dame Doreen Lawrence (mother of Stephen Lawrence)
Gareth Pierce (human rights lawyer)
Marcia Rigg (sister of Sean Rigg and justice campaigner)
Starting at Dominion Road, Southall
turn left onto The Green and go past Southall train station,
turn left onto Beaconsfield Road.
turn right onto Abbotts Road,
turn first right onto Oswald Road,
turn right onto Broadway,
turn right onto Orchard Ave/ Beechcroft,
turn right back onto Broadway and make our way to Southall Town Hall by 4.30pm for a public rally.