Have these protesters been criminalised, despite the case against them being dismissed?

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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

Travellers in Cambridge claim discrimination and hate by residents in pubs and authorities

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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

threat to ‘burn’ planned Cambridge mosque as city shows its support for the £17m project

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, former EDL leader, jailed for fraud

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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

Police to screen EDL rally footage on Crimewatch in fresh appeal to trace 100 thugs

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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

‘EDL supporter’ wanted by police after racist attack

Police have released a CCTV image of a suspected English Defence League supporter from Preston wanted in relation to a racist attack. The assault happened at around 6.45pm on Monday, August 26 last year, when a 19-year-old man was sat in his car outside a fast food shop on Bradshawgate in Bolton. The victim was … Continue reading

UKIP’s vile Mandela ‘slave’ rant exposed: Disgusting remarks made about South African president and murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence ‘reveal true face of party’

Controversial remarks  were made on the party’s  internal online forum Mocked Mr  Lawrence as ‘Saint Stephen’ and said his mother was ‘boring’ Another  said some people were ‘intended by nature’ to be slaves One said:  ‘I actually agree with the EDL on what they protest  about’ Nigel Farage was last night at the centre of … Continue reading

EDL march clashes see man jailed for almost three years

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Kirk Jones was among 32 men handed immediate or suspended prison sentences for violent disorder    Kirk Jones, jailed for EDL violence A Hinckley EDL protestor involved in a drunken hate-fuelled melee has been jailed for almost three years. Kirk Jones, 28, was among 32 men handed immediate or suspended prison sentences for violent disorder … Continue reading

Teen avoids jail over Walsall EDL violence as nine more sentenced

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EDL in Walsall: Protests by the English Defence League Samuel Phipps was among nine people sentenced for their roles in the violence at the protest last September A boy who was just 17 when he took part in a violent English Defence League protest has become the youngest person sentenced for his role in the … Continue reading