Socialist Worker

Police assist a Nazi to speak in Burnley

Issue No. 1812

THE AUTHORITIES allowed the BNP's former Führer, John Tyndall, to hold a meeting in Burnley last week. What a contrast to the way the carnival has been treated! Tyndall (pictured left) is the man who said, 'Hitler's Mein Kampf was a revelation. These were the words of a seer and prophet.'

He added, 'Many who feel Hitler was right do not believe it is yet safe to state such views openly. But times will change, and yesterday's heresy will become tomorrow's truth.' Tyndall's meeting took place on Thursday of last week at the Falcon pub in the centre of Burnley.

It could not have gone ahead without a huge police presence to defend him from protesters. Police resources were deployed from across Lancashire. Over 100 police, including mounted officers, surrounded the venue. Tyndall attracted only long-standing Nazis, including failed BNP candidate Mick Treacey and thugs from the Nazi terror group Combat 18. Protesters organised by the Anti Nazi League took to the streets to oppose the meeting. The protest won wide support from passers-by.

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Sat 10 Aug 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1812
Share this article



Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.