The fascist British National Party (BNP) launched its election manifesto in Stoke-on-Trent last Sunday.
BNP leader Nick Griffin didn’t bother to attend the press conference—held in a car park with just 30 supporters.
The BNP is fielding 200 candidates—down from 700 in 2007. But anti-fascists are still taking the campaign against them seriously.
Anti-fascists from across the Midlands and the north west of England campaigned against the BNP in Stoke last Sunday.
More than 10,000 leaflets were distributed on the day of action organised by Unite Against Fascism and North Staffordshire Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (Norscarf).
They hope to kick the five remaining BNP councillors out of Stoke.
The England First Party—a split from the BNP—is also standing.
There are days of action this Saturday 23 April, Friday 29 April and Monday 2 May.
For campaigns against the BNP candidates in other areas go to www.uaf.org.uk