News Report on ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ Rally

Hundreds of people greeted Jeremy Corbyn with a euphoric standing ovation last night in central London at a rally to allow refugees into the UK.

Organised by Stand Up To Racism, almost 700 people turned up to support their cause and listen to the 17 speakers from the likes of NUS VP’s, Guardian column writers and Rabbis.

Corbyn inspired the audience, and said: “We’re here because we want to see a world of peace, not a world of war,” finishing his speech over a huge cheer from the crowd when he said: “Yes, we will do all we can,  because we care, because we believe, because we are fellow human beings.”

David Cameron has agreed to letting 20,000 refugees into the UK over the next five years, which the organisers called “woefully low.”

Alice Nicholson, aged 32, who works for a local drama company for children has just come back from Calais for the second time, supporting the refugees there. “I relocated a 20-day-old Iraqi baby who was born prematurely.. whose family were being chucked out of a hotel just because they were refugees,” she said: “I just can’t believe anyone would be treated that way, I never thought I would see it in my lifetime.”

A young Syrian refugee girl called Nasma captivated the Labour leader and the entire room with her story of escaping a world of war, violence and rape, highlighting the dreadful conditions in which she had to live before being allowed into the UK with her mother and father last year.

She said: “I hope they, the government, would just listen to us.” She explained they don’t understand how difficult it is to be torn away from your family and home and to start a new life. Her brother and sister are still stuck in Turkey awaiting Visas.

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Published by: MeganFF

I'm a young, aspirational journalism student at Kingston University trying to make a difference. Born in Kingston upon Thames, I have moved back here after spending most of my life growing up in Bristol. London is one of my favourite cities in the world, apart from New York, and as I have family it was a no brainer choosing to move back to this beautiful city. I have always had a passion for writing, however the topics I have wanted to write about has changed quite dramatically over the years. This blog will specifically document my journey as journalism student, preparing for the big bad world of work and taxes, as well as all of the opportunities the university are giving me. As of the moment, I am fascinated with the world of politics and crime having studied it within my A Levels subjects - History, Media Studies and English Language. Despite my huge interest in hard hitting subjects, I am obsessed with travelling to new places and meeting new people. I also love animals, discovering new music and watching films in bed (we all need a little time off from trying to save the world!)

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