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Issue No. 2243

Racists protest in Dagenham

Racists demonstrated against a proposed community centre in Dagenham, east London, last Saturday.

Members of the Nazi British National Party (BNP) joined a protest called by the English Defence League (EDL) and BNP splinter group the English National Alliance.

The racists have been attempting to stir up anti-Muslim sentiment by targeting the site of the proposed centre which will also house a prayer room for Muslims.

Unite Against Fascism supporters leafleted shoppers and residents against the protest and received widespread support.

Charged over Newcastle attack

Ten men appeared in a Tyneside magistrates court charged with violence last week. They are accused of attacking staff at the Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle on 22 September last year, while the Socialist Workers Party was meeting inside.

Newcastle’s Chronicle newspaper said that nine of the men attended the hearing, “dressed in EDL tops”.

A tenth accused had already denied the same charge last week.

District Judge Stephen Earl said the case was too serious for the magistrates court and ordered it to be heard by judges at the crown court next month.

Day of action against the BNP

North Staffordshire Campaign Against Racism and Fascism and UAF have organised days of action to campaign against the BNP. The next days of action are Sunday 20 March, Sunday 3 April, Sunday 17 April. Email

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Tue 15 Mar 2011, 18:46 GMT
Issue No. 2243
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