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Fascists challenged wherever they go

Issue No. 2185

The BNP is facing serious opposition to its plan to stand 300 candidates in the coming general election.

While the party’s leader, Nick Griffin, believes that it has a chance of winning its first seats in parliament, the Nazi party is opposed wherever it shows its face.

Protesters drowned out most of its press conference at the launch of its campaign in Stoke.

In Barking, east London, an angry demonstration forced Griffin to move a planned walkabout last Saturday.

Unite Against Fascism activists leafleted shoppers in the centre of the constituency where Griffin is planning to stand in the general election.

Griffin and his supporters were forced to retreat from a key part of the constituency and go leaflet elsewhere.

The demonstration was brought together by local people with just a day’s notice.

The BNP’s thugs are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up the “respectable” image they put on to win elections.

The party tries to convince voters that it is in favour of law and order, but leading members are returning to street violence.

Several are involved in organising the violent protests organised by the English, Welsh and Scottish Defence Leagues.

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