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Racist EDL attack Brighton UAF meeting

Issue No. 2247

The racist English Defence League attacked a Brighton Unite Against Fascism (UAF) meeting of over 40 people on Tuesday of last week.

On the platform were representatives from the local anti-cuts group, a campaigner for the rights of Gypsies and Travellers as well as a Labour Party member.

Around 30 EDL supporters protested outside the meeting—and tried to force their way in. Some came from as far away as Portsmouth.

They were held back by UAF security and the people attending the meeting.

Despite the shock of being attacked by a bunch of “Sieg Heiling” thugs, the meeting continued.

Brighton has become a place of defeat and humiliation for the EDL. At their last protest here they were outnumbered three to one.

The meeting was a reminder that as we fight cuts, we must also stand against racism and confront fascists wherever they organise.

Simon Englert

lUnite Against Fascism activists are working to stop BNP candidates making gains in the upcoming council elections of 5 May.

Sunday 17 April will be a key day of action in areas including Stoke, where activists hope to drive the BNP out of the remaining five seats they hold on the council.

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Tue 12 Apr 2011, 18:33 BST
Issue No. 2247
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