A BRAVE bus passenger who challenged a woman’s drunken, racist rant was attacked and spat on, Newbury magistrates have been told. Afterwards, fellow Thatcham travellers praised victim Christine Dare’s courageous stand. Miss Dare later told police: “I had to act. It was too much to ignore.” In the dock on Thursday, July 10, was 35-year-old … Continue reading
Police believe missing Blackburn man has EDL links A FAR-right sympathiser from Blackburn, who was part of a group that ambushed people going to an anti-fascist benefit gig, is being hunted by police. Peter Hawley, 54, was jailed last year for his part in the attack, which left his victim ‘battered and bruised’. He … Continue reading
Even as Roma speakers addressed an audience at the Unite Against Fascism conference in London at the weekend on the rising frequency of attacks by neo-Nazi groups across Europe, the English Defence League were gathering in a menacing crowd outside the TUC HQ. European Roma Network (ERN) delegate Michael Daduc and Roma London chair Toma … Continue reading
Why has the BNP collapsed? Tim Wigmore visits Stoke-on-Trent to investigate the reasons for the BNP’s decline – and wonders whether Ukip stand to benefit.
Nick Griffin arrives to lay flowers close to the scene where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed, on May 24, 2013. Photograph: Getty Images. “The BNP were toss pots,” observes a grizzled former steel worker in the pub. “They were a load of thugs.” I am in The Last Orders, a dingy, male-dominated enclave in Stoke-on-Trent. The … Continue reading
Five anti-fascists arrested in 2013 have been vindicated – but the police tactics employed have put wider civil liberties at risk ‘This trial is one facet of a wider set of police tactics being deployed to deter protest and manufacture threats to public order.’ Photograph: Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis On Monday the trial of five anti-fascists facing … Continue reading
Woman’s suicide sparks hate fest on Official EDL Facebook Page. The apparent suicide of a woman in West Yorkshire supermarket has brought out the worst in a number of EDL supporters who are celebrating her death.
Birmingham hate filled racist, Paula Donnelly They were commenting on a Daily Mail story which identified the woman only as being of “Asian appearance” and aged between 20-40 years. Her faith was not even hinted at. She has since been named as Sobia Yousef, 36, who is reported to have recently lost her daughter to … Continue reading
A traveller family from Smithy Fen told a packed meeting at Queens’ College they had been “victimised” and “discriminated” against by residents in pubs and the authorities.The meeting was held by Cambridge Unite Against Fascism (CUAF) after a threat to “burn” a planned mosque in Mill Road and a 1,600-signature petition against the £17.5 million … Continue reading
plan of the proposed new Cambridge Mosque Outraged anti-fascists have hit back at a threat to “burn” a planned mosque in Cambridge’s Mill Road. Cambridge Unite Against Fascism (CUAF) was reacting to a 1,600-signature petition against the £17.5 million mosque in another attack by the English Defence League (EDL). And a protest group was also … Continue reading
Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 18 months Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud. Robinson, 31, from Bedfordshire, who stood down from the EDL last year, was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court after pleading guilty last November. The … Continue reading
Smoke bombs, cobble stones, bottles and coins were hurled at police as the EDL and their opponents descended on Birmingham city centre for simultaneous demonstrations. EDL rally and the anti-EDL protest in Birmingham Police are to make a fresh appeal to identify up to 100 demonstrators involved in bloody clashes at an English Defence League … Continue reading