Socialist Worker

Stand with the Rotherham twelve

by Sadie Robinson
Issue No. 2521

The Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign has called a national convention in the run-up to a trial of 12 men for serious offences, including violent disorder.

The 12 were arrested during a 400-strong protest against Nazi group Britain First in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, on 5 September last year.

Police marched it past a pub locals say is known as a haunt of racists. Protesters defended themselves against racist abuse.

The convention, Injustice in the System, has a line-up including Imran Khan, Suresh Grover, Gus John and the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

The trial is set to start in Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 3 October.

Anti-racists will protest outside.

Injustice in the System—Saturday 24 September, 9.30am-5pm, Sheffield Hallam University City Campus, Peak Lecture Theatre, Owen Building, Sheffield S1 1WB. Email rotherham12dc@gmail.com

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