Campaigners to gather in Leith for anti-racism march

Hundreds of campaigners are expected to gather in Leith for an anti-racism march.

Friday, 26th October 2018, 4:15 pm
Updated Friday, 26th October 2018, 4:18 pm
An anti-racism march will take place in Leith this weekend. Picture: Greg Macvean

The Stand Up To Racism rally is set to take place from 11am on Saturday, 27 October.

The procession will begin at Balfour Street and move on to Leith Walk and Great Junction Street before concluding at the Sikh temple at Sheriffs Brae, which was deliberately set on fire in August.

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The march will be followed by speeches from councillors Amy McNeese-Mechan and Gordon Munro.

A number of restrictions will be in place with rolling road closures from 11.30am on Balfour Street, Leith Walk, Great Junction Street, Cables Wynd, Mill Lane and Sheriff Brae.

The road closures come as Edinburgh gears up for an event-filled weekend, with Hearts set to take on Celtic at Murrayfield in the Betfred Cup semi-final on Sunday and Terminal V Halloween rave at Ingliston on Saturday.

Both events will see extensive traffic restrictions.

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