UP TO 300 people packed in to Dewsbury town hall on Thursday of last week in a meeting organised by Kirklees United Against Racism and Fascism. It was called to build on the successful campaign to keep the Nazis from building roots locally.
Dewsbury is one of the BNP's targets in the Yorkshire area. At the recent elections seven candidates polled around 5,200 votes and came second in two seats. They were prevented from winning by a grassroots campaign to expose them. The meeting pulled together activists from across the Kirklees area. Speakers included Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman. Kauser Tai from the Interfaith Council spoke of the need to build unity.
He gave the example of the 600 strong anti-war meeting at Dewsbury town hall just as the election was kicking off, where black and white people were united. Terry McKay, one of the meeting's organisers, said, 'This is a massive boost for anti-Nazis in the town.'