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Block the racist EDL in Walthamstow

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2452

Protesting against the EDL in Walthamstow in 2012

Protesting against the EDL in Walthamstow in 2012 (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Anti-racists in Waltham Forest, east London, are organising to oppose a protest by the racist English Defence League (EDL) this Saturday.

Activists in Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and We Are Waltham Forest have been building the counter-demonstration by leafleting mosques, tube stations and holding weekly meetings.

Waltham Forest Council of Mosques has backed the Stop the EDL in Waltham Forest counter-demonstration. 

In 2012 the EDL called a protest in the borough—and some 4,000 anti-fascists turned out to block them. 

Dean Harris from Waltham Forest UAF told Socialist Worker, “Although we are confident and strong in numbers, we cannot be complacent. Especially when Nazis are gaining support in Europe.

“We must show we are united and will not let them divide us.”

Stop the EDL in Waltham Forest—9 May, noon, Meet at the green space opposite Walthamstow Bus Station and Walthamstow Central by Walthamstow Town Square

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Tue 5 May 2015, 15:55 BST
Issue No. 2452
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