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Keep the racist SDL out of Edinburgh

by Jamie Allinson
Issue No. 2269

Hundreds turned out to stop the racist SDL in Edinburgh
 (Pic: Duncan Brown)

Hundreds turned out to stop the racist SDL in Edinburgh (Pic: Duncan Brown)


The Scottish Defence League (SDL)—an offshoot of the racist EDL—was run out of Edinburgh last Saturday by a counter-protest of around 400 people organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Some 70 SDL racists were penned in. They had wanted to “commemorate 9/11” by marching. But they were banned by the council and prevented on the day by the counter-protest, which marched instead along Princes Street to face them.

The SDL includes sympathisers of loyalist terrorist groups in Northern Ireland and the so-called “North West Infidels”.

The STUC, Edinburgh City Unison, Leith Labour Party and the Scottish Transgender Alliance all brought banners.


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Tue 13 Sep 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2269
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