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Edinburgh says refugees are welcome - but not Nazis

by Alan Bell
Issue No. 2474

Saying it loud and clear in Edinburgh last Saturday

Saying it loud and clear in Edinburgh last Saturday (Pic: Josh Brown)

Anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters outnumbered Scottish Defence League (SDL) protesters by ten to one in Edinburgh last Saturday.

The counter protest was organised by Unite Against Fascism under the banner “Aye to Refugees—Nae to Nazis”.

Demonstrators stood up to the racists, Islamophobes and fascists, who only managed to muster 30-40.

It was the usual mix of scum including the Northern Infidels, SDL, English Defence League and the Nazi Combat 18. They were completely drowned out by the counter protest.

Edinburgh Labour MP Ian Murray and Alison Johnstone from the Green Party were among speakers supporting the protest. 

Once again Edinburgh rose to smash the SDL’s attempt to whip up hatred on our streets and we will continue to do so. Open the borders! 

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Tue 6 Oct 2015, 16:30 BST
Issue No. 2474
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