Another Pathetic Turnout by Fascists in Scotland

Rival marches by a far-right group and anti-fascists have passed off without major incident.

The Scottish Defence League (SDL) and Unite Against Fascism held separate marches towards St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh where they also held their own rallies.

Lothian and Borders Police said around 80 people were at the SDL event while around 300 attended the counter-protest.

The force said it organised an extensive police operation for the events and that no one was arrested.

Luke Henderson, of Unite Against Fascism, said: “It was fantastic: the streets of Edinburgh belonged to the anti-racists today.

“We really represented the diversity that makes Edinburgh the multicultural and vibrant city that it is today.”

Lothian and Borders Police were joined by officers from British Transport Police and the Strathclyde, Fife and Tayside forces.

Superintendent David Carradice, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: “Today’s police operation centred around minimising the risk of disorder and maintaining public safety, and I am pleased that both marches and rallies passed off without major incident.

“At this time I would like to thank those police forces who provided support to the operation, as well as City of Edinburgh Council and our other key partners who provided assistance, both in the planning stages and today.

“Lastly I would also like to thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation, particularly with regard to the temporary traffic restrictions that were put in place as a result of today’s activity.”

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5 Responses to “Another Pathetic Turnout by Fascists in Scotland”
  1. couchtripper says:

    that picture’s not from today, is it?

    • Matthew Black says:

      On the website I nicked it from it suggested it was from today. Perhaps not though.

  2. malatesta says:

    please feel free to use this pic of an SDL member having wee’d themselves!
    http://malatesta32.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/losing-the-master-race/
    great work you lot are doing!

  3. Isaac Hunt says:

    The fash shot themselves in the foot here, despite crowing about winning the legal right to march, they ended up marching a few yards down a street where literally no-one could see them except the counter demo- no-one goes down Regent Road, which is lined by graveyards and fancy gardens and only frequented by tourists, glue sniffers and cottagers. Can’t think why the fash would have chosen that street at all…
    Also, some ublic spirited individuals managed to block the road the SDL were bussed in on, delaying their march by half an hour. The estimate of 100 of them is pretty generous, more like 60-80. They ended up drinking in the Prom Bar on Anchorfield, the second time they’ve went there after demos, suggesting this pub is fash friendly, though probbaly no need for a boycott as it’s a shit hole anyway.

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