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Issue No. 2399

North West anti-fascists taking on BNP Nazi Nick Griffin

by Paul Jenkins, North West UAF

One of the many groups of activists campaigning last weekend

One of the many groups of activists campaigning last weekend (Pic: North West UAF)


Campaigning took place across the North West region last weekend, as part of the Nick Griffin Must Go Campaign to get rid of the fascist BNP leader in the coming European election. He only needs around 7 percent of the vote to keep his MEP seat.

Up to 20 postal workers and others gave out leaflets at a stall organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and the CWU union in West Kirkby, The Wirral, on Saturday. They included CWU officials, councillors and Labour Party activists.

There were also stalls in Burnley, Liverpool, Lancaster, Rochdale and Barrow. In Bury, FC United fans invited UAF to speak at a pre-match event.

National Front fascists tried to disrupt the Manchester city centre stall. Campaigners stood their ground and called out to the large crowd. Councillor Daniel Gillard said “Stand firm, and don’t be afraid when the fascists try to attack you. You have all the decent people on your side.”

Activists including five local councillors delivered leaflets to houses in the BNP target of Workington on Sunday.

Contact northwest@uaf.org.uk or 0750 737 3609

Court case dropped

The case against five people arrested on a UAF protest was dismissed on Monday of this week. They were among 59 people arrested on 1 June last year after stopping a BNP march on the Cenotaph in London. 

Protester Amy Jowett’s leg was broken. She asks witnesses to contact felix.couchman@tvedwards.com


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