Racism protest

1st October 2004 at 01:00
Six refugee families are refusing to send their children to school after fellow pupils allegedly chanted racist abuse at them in the playground.

John McKenzie, from The Monitoring Group Rural Racism Project, said the 13 children, including pupils from Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan, would not return to Parkside community technology college in Plymouth until their safety could be assured. Ten pupils were suspended for up to 10 days after the incident last week.

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