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Day: December 1, 2015

Police investigate reports of fat shaming cards on London tube
London

Police investigate reports of fat shaming cards on London tube

    Police have launched an investigation into the distribution of abusive cards on the London Underground purporting to be from a group calling itself Overweight Haters Ltd. A number of people have reported seeing passengers being handed the cards, said to come from an organisation that “hates and resents fat people”. A Twitter user named Kara Florish posted a picture of one of the cards, which she said she had been given on the tube, describing it as “hateful and cowardly”. British Transport police used Twitter to say that it was aware of the leaflets and urge anyone who had been handed one to contact them. Another person reported seeing a young man get on a train at Oxford Circus and hand one of the printed cards to a woman, telling her: “You’re fat.” He added that the man ...
Altab Ali Foundation web launched
London

Altab Ali Foundation web launched

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The Altab Ali Foundation formally launched its website on 27 November in the presence of community activists of 1970s. The website: www.altabalifoundation.org.uk contains historical information, data, articles and photographs from the anti-racist struggle of the 1970s, which culminated into the “Battle of Brick Lane 1978”. The event was held on 27th November 2015 at the Children Education Centre, Christian Street, East London. The launch was chaired by Akikur Rahman and conducted by Rajonuddin Jalal, general secretary of Altab Ali Foundation. Chief Guest of honour was veteran community worker and trustee of the Foundation, Dan Jones. The website was introduced and presented by Jamal Hasan, a leading activist from the 1970s, followed by a discussion about the future activ...