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Campaign to stop the BNP

Issue No. 2249

Anti-fascist activists are working hard to ensure the defeat of British National Party (BNP) candidates in next week’s elections.

Unite union reps at the Fujitsu plant in Manchester have organised leafleting for workers and local people on Wednesday evening. The reps committee called this after discovering that a BNP member is standing near the plant.

In Wales Unite Against Fascism supporters have been distributing a special newspaper produced to raise awareness around the threat of the BNP in the assembly elections.

In Stoke-on-Trent, where people hope to kick out the remaining five BNP councillors, activists were out over the weekend and are planning further days of action this Friday, Saturday and Monday.

In Barnsley, where the BNP is standing 19 candidates, local anti-fascists are organising a range of activities.

These include joining the Barnsley TUC demonstration for cultural cohesion and against the cuts this Saturday, followed by a Love Music Hate Racism May Day festival in the afternoon.

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Tue 26 Apr 2011, 17:53 BST
Issue No. 2249
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