Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR)

 

Welcome to the IRR’s Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR). Here you will find archived calendar entries dating back to 2014. Use the filtered search functions in the right sidebar or simply type a keyword, place or name into the search box below.

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Thousands of asylum-seeking children in London hotels, data shows
10 June 24
A freedom of information request shows that 3,045 asylum-seeking children in London are living in hotels, of whom 64 have lived in a hotel for more than two years.
Source: BBC
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Police more than six times more likely to strip-search black children
10 June 24
A Runnymede Trust study and analysis of Home Office data finds that Black adults were 4.7 times more likely than white adults to be told they must strip by police, and Black children 6.5 times more likely than their white counterparts.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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No ‘revolution’ but landmark result for four far-right candidates in local elections
10 June 24
In a milestone in Irish politics, two far-right parties, the Irish Freedom Party and the National Party win county council seats, all in Dublin. Two far-right organisers of anti-immigrant protests, Malachy Steenson and Gavin Pepper, standing as independents, are also elected in Dublin.
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Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Ireland
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French parties hold emergency talks with possible allies for snap election
10 June 24
In France, President Macron responds to the far-right National Rally’s strong performance in the European parliamentary elections by calling a snap legislative election.
Source: Guardian
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: France, EU
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Valencia fans who racially abused Vinícius Júnior given prison sentences
10 June 24
In Spain, over a year since a match between Valencia and Real Madrid was halted because of racist abuse targeting Vinicius Jr, three Valencia fans are sentenced to eight months in prison for hate crimes. The sentence, described as the first for racial abuse in Spanish football, also sees the men banned from any Spanish stadium for two years.
Source: Guardian
Category: CULTURE | MEDIA | SPORT
Country: Spain
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Councils move hundreds of homeless families out of London with 24-hour ultimatums
10 June 24
Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth finds that that councils forced 319 households permanently out of London in 2023, with many given 24-hour ultimatums and threatened with being made destitute, and one in 10 households placed in the northeast.
Source: Guardian
Category: HOUSING | POVERTY | WELFARE
Country: UK
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EU elections: populist right makes gains but pro-European centre holds
9 June 24
In European parliament elections, the biggest gains for the far Right are seen by: France’s National Rally (31.5 percent) ; Alternative for Germany (14.2 percent, the top party in eastern Germany); and Austria’s Freedom party (leading with 25.7 percent). Meanwhile, Sweden Democrats’ share of the vote drops (13.2 percent) and the Finns party are left with one only MEP (7.6 percent).
Source: Guardian
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: EU
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Complex coalition talks loom in Belgium after Flemish nationalist parties win federal election
9 June 24
The far-right Vlaams Belang comes second in the federal election in Belgium, with 17.5 percent of the vote.
Source: AP
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Belgium
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“Nigerians Demand 50% Refunds for Visa Denials as EU Earns €3.4M from Schengen Rejections”
8 June 24
As Schengen visa statistics reveal that the EU received €3,435,200 on rejected visa applications from Nigerians in 2023, and €130 million globally, with African and Asian applicants bearing 90 percent of the costs, Nigerians call on their government to demand a 50 percent refund when Schengen visa applications are rejected.
Source: Naija247
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: EU
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Anger As 17 Pro-Palestine Protesters Arrested By South Wales Police
8 June 24
121 organisations and prominent personalities sign a Black Lives Matter Cardiff statement condemning the actions of South Wales Police at recent demonstrations against the war on Gaza. Seven people, including a 12-year-old Palestinian girl and her mother, a well-known activist who is disabled and a 70-year-old woman, were arrested in Cardiff and Swansea amidst allegations of racial profiling and excessive force.
Source: Voice Wales
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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IND had “family of family of refugee” statistics before election
8 June 24
In the Netherlands, seven months after the justice minister wrongly stated that thousands of ‘family of family of refugees’ were entering the country, prompting the collapse of the coalition government, immigration service public statistics reveal that the real figure is just 70 people per year.
Source: Dutch News
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Netherlands
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Threefold increase in lone child asylum seekers in UK, figures show
7 June 24
Data from Kent county council reveals that 772 unaccompanied or separated children made the Channel crossing from January to May 2024, three times the 242 who arrived alone in 2021.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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High court rules Home Office acted unlawfully over visa documents
7 June 24
Following a case brought by Ramfel, the High Court rules that the Home Office acted illegally by failing to issue documentary proof of their legal right to be in the UK to thousands of migrants awaiting a decision on their application for further leave to stay.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Mannheim holds silence for murdered policeman
7 June 24
In Mannheim, Germany, anti-fascists mobilise to counter an AfD rally prompted by a knife attack on a local election candidate and the recent death of a police officer injured in a knife attack during a Pax Europa rally against Islam. The German Trade Union Federation organises ‘Mannheim stands together – for democracy and diversity’.
Source: Deutsche Welle
Category: ANTI-FASCISM AND THE FAR RIGHT
Country: Germany
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Greens drop some candidates after social media probe
7 June 24
The Green party announces that it has blocked a ‘small number’ of election candidates after an investigation into their online activity, amid claims of antisemitic comments.
Source: BBC
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK
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