Civil society groups plan anti-discrimination walk

Anti-discrimination bodies, associations, groups and citizens that face discrimination in Greece are organizing a walk on 21 March to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The event aims to show support for refugees, the Roma, disabled and elderly people, LGBTQI groups, people who are HIV positive, drug users, people who are suffering from a mental illness, religious groups, etc.

The Greek Forum of Migrants called on “all groups suffering discriminations and racism to express their determination to fight any kind of racism and humiliation of human dignity.”

Participants will gather at Kotzia square at 15:00 and will walk to Victoria square, where a tree will be symbolically planned.

The initiative is supported by representatives and members of civil society and large European networks such as UNITED for Intercultural Action, ENAR (European Network Against Discrimination) and EGAM (European Grassroots Anti-racist Movement).