5 Arrests at EDL Rally in Dewsbury

Police have praised the people of Dewsbury for their response to demonstrations in the town centre today. Although five people have been arrested for ‘minor incidents’, they say the two protests passed peacefully. Around 450 supporters of the right-wing English Defence League (EDL) took part in a national demonstration in front of Dewsbury town hall … Continue reading

A poor show for the NWI in Bolton

Today, the North West Infidels went to Bolton. There was a month of hype and build up, especially after the events in Liverpool on February 18, and in the past week threats and tough talk were bandied about on the internet. But ultimately, the demo fell flat on its face. Having been first with the … Continue reading

Hope not Hate declares victory as history threatens to repeat itself in Bradford

Earlier this month, I laid out the argument for militant working class resistance against the English Defence League in Bradford. Specifically, I explained why both a state ban and a “unity event” which refused to directly confront the fascists were the wrong approaches to take. Nonetheless, Hope not Hate reports that its campaign for a … Continue reading

Militant, working class self-organisation: a response to Hope not Hate and Unite Against Fascism

Editorial note: although Liverpool Antifascists agrees with the overall thrust of the following article, it should be read as the opinion of its author and not of LiverAF as a whole. It is now three weeks until the English Defence League (EDL) descend upon Bradford, and the debate continues about how antifascists should oppose them. … Continue reading

4 injured, 55 arrests in EDL demo

Fifty five people were arrested and several people injured after violent clashes broke out between right-wing and anti fascist extremists and police during a demonstration in a town centre today. Controversial right-wing group The English Defence League (EDL) organised the rally in Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire. A counter-demonstration by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is also … Continue reading

Violence at Nottingham anti-Islam demo

Eleven men have been arrested during violent skirmishes at a demonstration by the English Defence League. A 29-year-old WPC was taken to hospital after she suffered an arm injury while policing a cordon at the protest in Nottingham city centre. All of those arrested during the march by 500 members of the EDL were held … Continue reading