Three members of Liverpool BNP arrested
In our report on Saturday’s events in the City Centre, we reported that 6 anti-fascists were arrested for public order offences at the beginning of the day. It now seems that more than just crossed words were involved, as today 3 members of Liverpool BNP were arrested by the police.
Two of these are believed to be Peter and Andrew Tierney.
Update: It is now confirmed that the three fascists arrested were Peter Tierney, Andrew Tierney, and Hazel Hesketh.
According to BNP leader Nick Griffin’s Twitter, this is related to a physical confrontation. He, of course, says the activists were “attacked” by “Cameron sponsored thugs” (the anti-fascist movement has defected en masse from the Labour Party to the Conservatives, we note) and that it was a “wrongful arrest.” The astute amongst you will remember that this was exactly what they said about Peter Tierney’s last arrest for fascist violence. The CCTV footage – and the jury – decided otherwise.
Update: All three have, according to the BNP, been charged with assault and affray. Their bail conditions bar them from entering Liverpool City Centre.