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Together we’ll stop BNP Nazis

Join the protests in Yorkshire next week

Issue No. 1974

The people who inspired the scum who murdered black teenager Anthony Walker in Liverpool are threatening to take to the streets in a Nazi-style march next week.

The BNP is planning a protest outside the court appearance of its führer Nick Griffin in Leeds on Wednesday of next week. Yorkshire and the Humber TUC has teamed up with Unite Against Fascism to organise a counter-demonstration, followed by a lunchtime anti-fascist rally in the city.

The prospect of being humiliated by a large turnout of anti-fascists in Leeds is one factor prompting the BNP’s demonstration and bonfire night celebration in Keighley, West Yorkshire, on Saturday 5 November.

The police have banned these activities but the BNP is still calling on its members nationwide to meet up in Keighley on the day. Its website talks of having “another activity in reserve which the police cannot ban or disrupt”.

This is the first time in years that the BNP has felt confident enough to call a public national demonstration. It is feeding off the poisonous atmosphere of racism against Muslims pushed by the media, and encouraged by New Labour.

Liverpool saw a united anti-racist march of 800 people last Saturday in protest against the killing of Anthony Walker. That is the kind of action we need to stop the racists.

We now aim to take people across to Yorkshire next week to protest. People from all communities have to unite together to smash the BNP. We have to stop the BNP thugs from polluting our streets with their doctrine of race hate and violence.

For details of the protests in Leeds on 2 November and Keighley on 5 November, go to

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Sat 29 Oct 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1974
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