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Leicester unites against racist EDL

by Simon Assaf
Issue No. 2287

People from across Leicester joined a public meeting to organise opposition to the English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday.

The racist organisation plans to come to the city on 4 February. But anti-fascists plan to protest against them.

Around 170 people came to the meeting.

Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of the Indian Workers Association, addressed the meeting along with councillors and activists.

The anti-fascist protest is supported by CWU Leicestershire branch, PCS Leicester and Leicestershire branch, Stoneygate Labour Party, Unite 0168M branch, Leicester District Trades Council and a host of union and community organisations.

Labour councillor Patrick Kitterick said, “This is my city, these are my streets. We need to draw a line and say no further to the EDL.”

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Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2287
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