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Resist racism - join the protests

Issue No. 2257

Activists are organising to oppose the EDL’s plans for a summer of race hatred.

On Saturday 27 August, UAF and United East End plan a national demonstration against EDL plans to march through Tower Hamlets.

The last time it threatened to march in the borough, some 5,000 protested against it.

UAF is also mobilising supporters to join events on Saturday 9 July when the EDL plans to march in Middlesbrough, Halifax, Derby, Cambridge and Plymouth.

There will also be a carnival in Liverpool on the same day, organised by Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) and the Anthony Walker Foundation.

The campaign against the EDL in Cambridge kicked off last weekend with an LMHR gig.

The event, which included bhangra-rock fusion band Kissmet, also launched a unity statement which councillors, trade unionists, musicians and others have signed.

For details go to www.uaf.org.uk and http://lovemusichateracism.com

EDL supporter gets suspended prison sentence

An EDL supporter who threatened two elderly Asian men has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Darren Buck, 50, from Wombwell in Barnsley, was on an EDL protest in Halifax on 16 April when he was arrested for abusing and trying to punch the men.

Buck told the police he had been an EDL member for about a year.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

He is subject to a curfew.


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