Love Music Hate Racism Bloc – March Against Racism

Hundreds turn out to join the LMHR bloc on the 30, 000 strong #MarchAgainstRacism last Saturday. 

Zara Sykes performing on float

The Love Music Hate Racism bloc included a 40 ft carnival lorry with live performances from aspiring young artists including DJ Remstar,
Saskilla, Kurly, Zara Sykes (right), Kris Kiss, Endless, IQ and Emak. Artists performed as the lorry made its way through central London being well received by on lookers. Many of whom followed the bloc to its final destination at Parliament Square.

Love Music Hate Racism was given stage time at Parliament Square to showcase up and coming performers. Several rappers on the Defenders Entertainment label made short appearances and received a rapturous reception by the thousands in attendance.

Saskilla performing at Parliament Square

The ‘March Against Racism’ called by Stand Up To Racism was organised to coincide with UN Anti-Racism Day, a global day of action against racism in all its forms. This year’s demonstration had an renewed importance with the spike in racist attacks and hate crimes following the EU referendum result and concerns regarding rising levels of racism internationally.

The bloc followed a week long relaunch of Love Music Hate Racism, which began last Monday with dozens of Britain’s  leading artists throwing their weight behind the LMHR campaign by sharing images on their social media wearing the iconic ‘Love Music Hate Racism’ t-shirts (see homepage for images).