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We stopped racist EDL ...and we’ll do it again!

06 September 2011
There are days when our side wins an outright victory. Tower Hamlets on 3 September 2011 was one such day.

Pictures of Tower Hamlets anti-EDL demo on 3 September 2011

06 September 2011

EDL ‘big one’ is a big flop

06 September 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated last Saturday. Thousands of anti-fascist protesters kept some 600 racist thugs out of Tower Hamlets.

Video: Victory march through Tower Hamlets after EDL humiliated

03 September 2011
Anti-racist protesters defy the Tories' ban on marches in the streets of Whitechapel after stopping the EDL getting into Tower Hamlets. Taken 4.20pm, Saturday 3 September 2011

More speeches from the Tower Hamlets protest

03 September 2011
Weyman Bennett of Unite Against Fascism told the crowd that the EDL said they'd come to Tower Hamlets—but the movement stopped them meeting at Sainsbury's and the RMT union stopped them gathering at a station. "And if they ever manage to get here, there are thousands here to stop them," he said.

Support for anti-EDL protest from people attending prayers at East London Mosque

02 September 2011
Anti-fascist campaigners are today making a final push to build tomorrow’s protest against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Rail workers: 'If EDL racists turn up at our stations, we’ll shut them down'

02 September 2011
London Underground workers in the RMT union today informed management that if the racist English Defence League (EDL) appear at any stations or on any trains tomorrow, they will refuse to work.

Make a stand against the EDL racists

30 August 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) plans to parade in the streets of Tower Hamlets, east London, on Saturday. This is despite a ban on all marches by home secretary Theresa May.

New meeting place for Saturday's anti-EDL protest in Whitechapel

30 August 2011
The new assembly point for the joint Unite Against Fascism/United East End demonstration against the English Defence League has been announced.

Why we must protest against EDL in Tower Hamlets on 3 September

30 August 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) has declared that it will still demonstrate in east London this Saturday 3 September—despite a ban on its planned march.

Why you should protest in Tower Hamlets on Saturday 3 September

29 August 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) has declared that it will still demonstrate in east London this Saturday 3 September—despite a ban on their planned march.

We have a right to march against the EDL racists

25 August 2011
In an unprecedented step, Scotland Yard has applied to the home secretary to ban all marches in five London boroughs for 30 days starting from 2 September.

Trade unionists in east London win great support for march against EDL thugs

24 August 2011
Council workers in Tower Hamlets were going all out on Tuesday to build for the 3 September demonstration against the racist English Defence League (EDL).

Union support grows for 3 September demonstration

23 August 2011
The powerful Unite union has thrown its support behind the march against the racist English Defence League (EDL).

EDL founder in court over Breivik links

23 August 2011
A founding member of the English Defence League (EDL), who is linked to Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik, is due to appear in court in Oslo this week.

Kingston: Racists end up sulking in pub

23 August 2011
English Defence League (EDL) thugs in Kingston-upon-Thames tried to organise a leafleting session last Saturday—but ended up sulking in a pub after local people confronted them.

Telford unites against 'banned' EDL protest

16 August 2011
Over 400 people joined the Unite Against Fascism (UAF) protest against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Telford last Saturday (left).

Let’s chase the racist EDL out of east London

02 August 2011
Activists are ready for a huge march to confront the English Defence League (EDL) when it tries to come to east London on 3 September.

Norway killer's EDL links

02 August 2011
Breivik’s Nazi email mates Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, emailed his Nazi manifesto to 1,000 contacts around the world—250 of them in Britain.

Hundreds meet to oppose the EDL in Tower Hamlets

30 July 2011
Some 600 people crammed into the London Muslim Centre in east London last night for a rally against the English Defence League's (EDL) plans to march in the area on 3 September. 

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