Traders from Queen’s Market have added their voices to claims of “racial profiling” during immigration raids after residents expressed concerns over spot checks at Stratford station last month.
Similar operations have been carried out at the market in Green Street, Upton Park, over the past two years which are “massively intimidating” and cause “damage” to the market’s reputation, according to traders and supporters.
Neil Stockwell, a Queen’s Market trader, said: “There were several immigration raids last year.
“They concentrated exclusively on black and Asian people; customers as well as traders.
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