Socialist Worker

Opposition can beat them back

Issue No. 1798a

THE ANTI Nazi League mobilised hundreds of people to oppose the BNP during the council elections.

Campaigners rallied the anti-Nazi majority, uniting trade unionists, Labour Party members, Labour councillors, Labour MEPs, community activists, religious leaders and even soap stars.

Together they stopped the BNP candidates making the political breakthrough their Führer, Griffin, craved.

Anti-Nazi campaigners in Bradford, Burnley, Oldham in Manchester, Sunderland and Tipton leafleted every home targeted by the BNP.

Ever since the BNP raised its head campaigners have been out on the streets opposing it.

Some 300 anti-Nazi campaigners were out the weekend before the election in Burnley. Over 100 people were also out in Oldham that weekend giving out leaflets exposing the truth about the Hitler-loving Nazis.

The campaign against the BNP stirred voters to turn out at levels way above the national average to stop the Nazis getting councillors.

Protests were planned in Burnley and other areas on Friday and Saturday to build the fight against the Nazis.

The movement against the Nazis has grown and gained momentum by reaching out to wide layers of people. It has increased the confidence of residents living in areas targeted by the BNP. Millions of people will be horrified that the BNP has made electoral gains.

In the days and weeks ahead the Anti Nazi League will be seeking to unite all those people in a mass movement to stop the Nazi threat.


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