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300 protest against the BNP in Brighton

by Roland Ravenhill
Issue No. 2132

Protesting against the BNP in Brighton & Hove

Protesting against the BNP in Brighton & Hove

The fascist British National Party (BNP) was thoroughly routed on Wednesday of last week when 300 people from Brighton & Hove shattered attempts to launch a BNP branch in the city.

The Nazis had publicised a meeting, with Hove station as the point where attendees would be redirected to the venue.

But by 7pm the pavements around the station were heaving with anti-BNP demonstrators, making the fascist event impossible.

The local Unite Against Fascism (UAF) group learned of the BNP event and passed the information on to its contacts.

The demo attracted activists from local trade unions, political parties and the gay community, alongside many individuals from the area.

This was the highlight of an excellent week for anti-fascists in the south of England.

Earlier this month the BNP had to abandon a Christmas rally in Hastings. Last Saturday the BNP was stopped from holding another rally near Crawley.

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Mon 15 Dec 2008, 19:00 GMT
Issue No. 2132
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