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Protesters march against the racist SDL in Dumfries

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Issue 2354
Dumfries locals say Nae Nazis! in the pouring rain
Dumfries locals say Nae Nazis! in the pouring rain

Some 200 people turned out to protest against the racist Scottish Defence League (SDL) in Dumfries last Saturday.

People marched through town to the local park despite torrential rain.

Dave Moxham, deputy general secretary of the Scottish TUC, spoke at a rally along with Larry Flanagan, general secretary of the EIS union.

The demo was organised by the local TUC and supported by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) Scotland. Solidarity supporters travelled from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Carlisle.

Around 50 SDL supporters turned up. Local people cheered when they finally packed up and left. Dumfries made it clear that racists and Nazis are not welcome.

Margaret Woods

Wisbech says no to the Nazis

We Are Wisbech hosted a multicultural event in the town last Saturday to oppose an anti-immigration rally. 

Members of Cambridge Unite Against Fascism joined activists campaigning against the meeting, originally called by Ukip. 

Ukip disowned it when the involvement of the EDL, BNP and other fascist groups was revealed.

Anti-fascists prepare to take on EDL in Newcastle

Anti-fascists in Newcastle were set to demonstrate against the English Defence League thugs who planned to come to the town on Saturday of this week. 

Weyman Bennett of UAF said, “We are determined to oppose the fascists.”

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