Socialist Worker

Stopping the Nazis in Kent

Issue No. 2198

East Kent and Medway Unite Against Fascism activists leafleted outside the Gillingham versus Leeds football match at the Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham on Saturday.

The BNP is standing two candidates in the Medway towns—and the English Defence League (EDL) has been trying to build among Gillingham football fans.

“Trade unionists, football fans, a Green Party candidate and students came out to leaflet thousands of fans,” Pauline told Socialist Worker.

“Local fans were shocked to hear the EDL is active in Medway.”

This was followed by a stall in Gillingham High Street, while police kettled EDL supporters in a pub near the station for the duration of the match.

“At the stall a local told us that the BNP was leafleting nearby. So we ended the day of action with house to house leafleting along the same streets.”


Activists are doing stalls in Dover to win people against voting for the BNP.

“Nine people did the stall on Friday and local MP Roger Prosser came and gave a donation,” UAF activist Keith Woods told Socialist Worker.

“People took away leaflets to do their street and school students took loads of stickers to give out.

“We are working at winning the argument that the BNP are a Nazi party.

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