A HUGE religious festival in Southampton has been cancelled due to escalating racial tensions after the EU Referendum.
Thousands of Muslims were due to gather in the city’s East Park to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.
Up to 2,000 people were expected to attend what would have been Southampton’s first outdoor prayer for Eid.
But the British Bangladeshi Cultural Academy, which organised the event, have cancelled it after two rival demonstrations were planned in the city in the wake of the Brexit vote.
As reported in the Daily Echo, two demonstrations are set to take place this weekend, one by members of a nationalist group, and the other from anti-white groups.
Members of the far-right group South Coast Resistance and the Pie and Mash Squad say they will hold a demonstration outside the Bargate at noon on Saturday.