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Anti-Fascist Round-up

Issue No. 2197


Copeland, West Cumbria

Unite Against Fascism activists were out in Millom, Cumbria, last Sunday.  

Over 2,000 leaflets were distributed in an an area being targeted by the British National Party (BNP).

One resident took leaflets to distribute and discuss with their friends in the pub.  


Manchester

Manchester UAF leafleted in Blackley, North Manchester, on Sunday.

Rhetta Moran said, “We handed out “Don’t vote BNP” leaflets and talked to local residents and shopkeepers.

“We also gave out leaflets for the Barnsley Love Music Hate Racism festival.”


Portsmouth

UAF activists took to the streets in Gosport, Portsmouth, last Saturday. “We’ve had 32 people out campaigning,” said Simon Magorian, local UAF organiser.

“We have had a good reception and trade union support.”

Local residents came out to chat with campaigners and offer their support.

One resident said, “The British National Party are thugs, we aren’t going to vote for them.”


BNP activist admits explosives charge

A leading BNP member pled guilty to possession of an explosive substance without an explosives licence last week.

David Lucas headed the BNP list for the Eastern region in last year’s European elections.

Lucas denied two other charges – having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances and possessing a prohibited weapon.

He will face trial for these charges in July.

Part of Lucas’ job was to make gallows to sell abroad.


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