Socialist Worker

Coaches filling up quickly for anti-Nazi protest

Issue No. 2162

Fifty coaches have been booked to transport people to the demonstration against the Nazi hate-fest.

Many have already been filled and campaigners are having to book more to meet the demand.

A Unite Against Fascism (UAF) spokesperson told Socialist Worker that coaches have been booked “from Edinburgh all the way down to Brighton, including from Birmingham, Hastings, Preston, York and London”.

Unions, including the NUT, CWU and PCS, have helped fund the coaches. Local groups have also raised money through collections.

UAF activists in Brixton, south London, have toured local pubs to raise money.

Other groups have organised gigs and similar events.

The spokesperson said, “We are filling coaches across the country. Activists in Swansea sold 14 coach tickets at a stall in the centre of town in one afternoon.

“Campaigners in Cardiff have filled one coach and have now booked a second one. Derby activists have filled four coaches already.

“We are getting similar reports from around the country of coaches organised by local unions, UAF branches, community groups and mosques.”

Housing workers from Leicester council and members of the PCS civil service workers’ union in London are just two of the delegations attending.

Weyman Bennett, the joint national secretary of UAF, is urging anti-racists to organise more coaches from their workplaces, unions and neighbourhoods.

He said, “Last year we managed to surround the event. This year we will be there in bigger numbers. We are there to prove that the majority of people in Britain are disgusted with the BNP.”

UAF said that all the coches must get to Codnor for 9am on 15 August.

For more information or to let UAF know that you can organise transport from your area phone 020 7801 2782 or go to

» www.uaf.org.uk


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