Polish immigrants in the U.K. launch #PolishBlood blood donation campaign to combat anti-immigrant sentiment
- Andrzej Rygielski developed the idea as a productive protest against rising anti-immigrant activity in the U.K.
- The protest is promoted as a positive demonstration in contrast to the planned workers’ strike next week.
- More than 1,000 have pledged to donate blood on August 20, which the National Health Service says will begin helping to address the more than 200,000 donors who still need to be recruited this year.
“It seems that thousands of Poles and other people have joined the Polish blood campaign, not just in opposition to the strike but to show that Polish and migrant energy can be harnessed to achieve positive and extraordinary things – and that is what we should be aiming for. Not for division, not for hatred, not for inequality – but for inclusiveness, positivity and tolerance.”
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