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Anti-racists in Ashton-under-Lyne get organised

Issue No. 2361

The relaunch of Islington Unite Against Fascism in London

The relaunch of Islington Unite Against Fascism in London (Pic: Ken Muller)


Residents of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, held a protest last Saturday, against a demonstration by the far right North West Infidels and Casuals United.

They have set up Tameside Unite Against Fascism (UAF) in response to a protest by the English Defence League (EDL) last month.

Jodie from Tameside UAF said, “We do not want to allow the racists to divide us. ”

UAF supporters held a minute’s silence for those who have died because of fascism.

Paul Jenkins


Ipswich isn’t intimidated

Some 135 people joined an Ipswich UAF “Defend Multiculturalism” march last Saturday.

It was built in just ten days, in response to an EDL attempt to intimidate anti fascists at a public meeting in the Unite union office.

Anti-fascists outnumbered and humiliated the 22 EDL thugs who turned up.

John Curtis


Islington relaunches Unite Against Fascism

A re-launched Islington UAF held an open-air meeting on Islington Green, north London last Saturday.

It was addressed by Weyman Bennett from UAF, local MPs Emily Thornberry and Jeremy Corbyn and local councillor Claudia Webb.

Many of those present moved off to leaflet shoppers. 

Ken Muller


Solidarity in Scotland

Around 100 people came to a UAF meeting in an Edinburgh mosque. Muslims spoke about harassment and abuse. 

People committed to coming to Pollokshields, Glasgow, on 27 July to oppose the Scottish Defence League (SDL).

Some 35 people stood outside in the drizzle to show solidarity and keep out the SDL. A chip shop handed out free bags of chips. 

Steve McBroom


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Tue 9 Jul 2013, 18:32 BST
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