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UAF backed protest in Bradford goes ahead despite EDL march ban

by Mark L Thomas
Issue No. 2215

The Home Office announced on Friday a ban on the racist English Defence League's (EDL) proposed march in Bradford on 28 August.

But it is clear that the EDL will still descend on Bradford on that day.

The Home Office letter to Bradford Council that confirms the ban, states

“the ban does not mean that there will be not be an EDL presence in Bradford on 28 August; neither the police nor the Government have any powers to ban an assembly (static protest) should any group ask for one”.

The Home Office even add that, “in order for protestors to get to assembly points, the police may need to provide an escort.”

The EDL’s aim is to intimidate and terrorise Bradford’s Muslim community.

Therefore the We are Bradford celebration of unity, backed by Unite Against Fascism will be going ahead.

Assemble: 12 noon at Exchange Square, Drake Street, Bradford city centre, Saturday 28 August.

For more information go to www.uaf.org.uk


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Fri 20 Aug 2010, 17:17 BST
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