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Nazi protests humiliated by counter-demonstrations

Issue No. 2503

Portsmouth

Anti-racists humiliated fascists in Portsmouth last Saturday.

Fascists under the name South Coast Resistance had threatened to hold an anti-refugee protest.

They mustered around two dozen people,

Around 150 joined a counter-protest called by Unite Against Fascism and Stand Up To Racism.


Newcastle

The fascist North East Infidels plans to protest in Byker, Newcastle, this Saturday.

The Newcastle Unites group plans a counter-protest.


Rotherham

Anti-fascists in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, have called a protest against the Islamophobic Pegida group for Saturday 4 June.

Pegida has called a “Silent Walk” in Rotherham on the day. It is one of several racist groups that has tried to use a sexual exploitation scandal in the town to whip up racism and Islamophobia.

Fascist mobilisations create a climate where racists feel more confident to go on the offensive.

Muslims have reported an increase in attacks and harassment. A jury earlier this year found two men guilty of the racist killing of pensioner Mushin Ahmed.

A big protest against Pegida will show the racists they are not welcome

Assemble in Rotherham town centre at 12 noon. Go to Rotherham UAF on Facebook for more details.

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Tue 10 May 2016, 16:14 BST
Issue No. 2503
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