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Miserable day for EDL racists in London and Leeds

Issue No. 2273

The EDL ‘women’s’ protest  (Pic: Kelvin Williams)

The EDL ‘women’s’ protest (Pic: Kelvin Williams)

Supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) were humiliated in central London last Saturday.

The EDL held a protest of its so-called “Angels women’s divisions” near Downing Street. Most weren’t women, and they only mustered around 100—despite bringing people from across Britain.

But women made up the majority of the 150-strong Unite Against Fascism (UAF) counter-protest.

The EDL’s frustrated thugs shouted abuse at the anti-racists and soon started scuffling among themselves.

But police then escorted their pathetic protest along the road past parliament.


Around 100 UAF supporters marched in Leeds to oppose a violent Nazi organisation called the “Northern Infidels”.

Up to 70 members of this breakaway from the EDL assembled near Leeds’ station.


The British National Party is under investigation for fraud.

A former party administrator says she was instructed to falsify financial records in the run up to the general election.


Tories in Southend have “temporarily suspended” councillor Blaine Robin after he attended an EDL meeting.

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Tue 11 Oct 2011, 18:47 BST
Issue No. 2273
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