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Source: The Guradian

Tommy Robinson announces plans to stand as MEP

Today 00:35 GMT

Faith leaders and politicians from across Manchester have united to condemn the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson, who has announced plans to stand as an MEP in the European elections.

Together with Greater Manchester police and WCHG, we will be monitoring it closely to ensure that any disruption to nearby residents is minimised.”

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Source: The Guradian

Rachel Johnson and Gavin Esler to stand for Change UK

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Rachel Johnson, the sister of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, and the broadcast journalist Gavin Esler – who said Brexit was based on “cheating and lies” and was sick of the likes of Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg selling “snake oil” – will both stand.

The Independent Group has announced its candidates for next month’s European elections after receiving more than 3,700 applications.

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Source: The Guradian

'Love in the face of bigotry': woman takes smiling stand against Islamophobic protesters

Thursday 01:30 GMT

“I wanted to show them that we are going to remain kind and unapologetic, and continue to spread love in the face of bigotry.”

While attending an Islamic conference in Washington DC on Sunday, Shaymaa Ismaa’eel, a 24-year-old Muslim woman, passed by a group of angry protesters holding signs against Islam and shouting that she and her friends were going to hell. In response, she crouched in front of them and flashed a peace sign.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte