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BNP busted in Sheffield

Issue No. 2111

Plans by the fascist British National Party (BNP) to hold a meeting in Sheffield last week were scuppered after protests by anti-Nazi campaigners.

Southey Social Club decided to cancel the BNP’s booking after being inundated with angry phone calls from members of the public.

Sheffield Unite Against Fascism (UAF) planned to hold a demonstration outside the meeting if it had gone ahead.

Councillor Jackie Drayton was one of the protesters who spoke out against the fascists in the local press. Her name and contact details were posted up on the BNP’s national website.

She received a series of abusive emails from outraged Nazis, some of which threatened her children and grandchildren. “They are not going to quieten me with their bully boy tactics,” she told the Sheffield Star.

Meanwhile trade unionists and anti-fascist campaigners are gearing up to protest against the Nazi BNP’s annual “Red, White and Blue” hate-fest, which is due to take place in Codnor, Derbyshire, on 16 August.

Coaches will be travelling to the protest from Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield. More details will be posted on the UAF website as they become available.

Anti-fascist campaigners will also be heading to Stoke-on-Trent this Saturday for a day of action against the Nazi BNP.

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