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I have never seen anything like it. I just wish these people would do this somewhere else.Another trader said:
Why do they keep coming here? Most people are totally against them and are staying away from town because they fear trouble. I have had just three customers through the door this morning - it’s ruining us.Former miner Steve Arno, 52, said:
This is costing Rotherham a fortune, not only in paying for the extra police and in lost trade, but it’s costing the town its reputation.
Why do they keep coming here? Rotherham is not a racist place and we have no real problems with it.
The total cost of policing and loss of business to Rotherham by the insistence on right-wing hate groups parading through the town centre on two busy October Saturdays may be as high as £1 million.Last week MacShane appealed to the Home Office minister, Damian Green MP, to ban an extremist march by the National Front which followed on the economic damage down to Rotherham by an English Defence League march and rally held on October 13th.
Last Saturday as two weeks ago the police did a good job in not allowing any disturbances to get out of hand. But it was deeply provocative to hold this march on the festival of Eid al-Adha, which commemorate that wonderful story common to Muslims, Christians and Jews about Abraham being willing to sacrifice if necessary his own son which all schoolchildren should know by heart. It is one of the moments in the year when British Muslims come together and give each other presents as British Christians do at Christmas.Below is a letter Denis MacShane sent the Home Secretary Theresa May and the Local Government Minister, Eric Pickles.
I believe the EDL, National Front and the rest of these extremist hate outfits should indemnify the shopkeepers and traders of Rotherham who lost business. Taxpayers will now have to fork out hundreds of thousands of pounds to pay for policing these event. I support free speech and the right to protest but I repeat my call to the police to organise and route these racist provocations in such a way that the struggling traders of Rotherham are not victims of the far right.
|High jinks on the coach from Norwich to London|
|We Are Waltham Forest was well prepared|
|Posters and banners were everywhere|
|The police were friendly, helpful and quite easy on the eye|
|Gill from We Are Waltham Forest meets Ann from We Are Norwich|
|The magnificent Sikhs|
|Support came from many areas, including Tower Hamlets|
In the 1930s they blamed the depression on the Jews. Now they are blaming Islam - the fascists will pick on issues they think will divide us, but we must remain united. We are pleased people are supporting us and if you are attacked, we will support you too.
Some people think if you ignore them they will go away, but this was not the case in the 1930s.The meeing was closed by Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism giving a national perspective. Weyman arrived late following meetings with the police in London - the EDL are attempting to march in Walthamstow this Saturday (27th October).
In response to your post, yes two members of the public from Lowestoft were intending to attend the meeting, they didn't however due to personal reasons. They too had discussed with the police before attending, and had not hidden the fact that they would attend. There was no intention of causing disorder but only to listen to the speakers you had appointed. Please note that it was actually requested that no other members of EDL attend. If the administrator of the (main) Hope not Hate blog that posted the article yesterday raising concerns that 'EDL thugs' were planning an attack, had posted the comment we made in response you all would have been aware that the EDL were not attending!Barbara posted the response because it was a reasonable explanation as to what they were up to and it was very interesting in itself – they claimed to have been meeting with a local member of the Chapelfield Mosque for the last year and even broke their fast with them.
The reason for 2 people attending was that they had a particular interest, this being the speaker from Chapelfield Mosque. They have met with a prominent member of said Mosque regularly over the past year and have also attended twice to the breaking of fast during Ramadan and so, were interested as to the content of their speech, is this such a crime?
I shit myself with fear when I look at this group of UAF freedom fightersA straight forward person can’t write such differing comments, can he?
Well known EDL thugs from Norwich are planning to attend a planning meeting tonight being held by activists meeting to discuss ways to counter the EDL's planned violent activities in the city.The evidence he quoted was from Facebook comments where members of Norfolk EDL discussed coming along to the We Are Norwich public meeting that was held this evening.
|United for peace in Norwich|
|EDL in cunning disguise in the back of a van on the way to London|
It is deeply alarming to hear that such a high profile extremist figure was able to enter and exit America with false documentation. And this comes after his anti-Islam speech in the European Parliament in July where again he entered by using false documents. This lunatic is a danger to society and must be reprimanded.The fortunes of the EDL have faded over the last year, to a point where they can no longer bring people to demonstrations in significant numbers. A high turnout now is around 10% of their peak.
|Tommy Robinson, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller|
we must still stick by him! he's done so much for us and its time we gave something back!Well Sam, it's easy to help. All your leader wants is more and even more of your money. There are a number of appeals already up on EDL sites and Facebook, so what are you waiting for?
On the afternoon of Saturday, October 20, MPS officers arrested 53 people at various locations on motorways on the outskirts of London.Mr Carroll is one of four candidates for the newly-created commissioner role.
The arrests formed part of an intelligence-led, pre-event investigation into a planned disturbance in east London on the same day.
All 53 were males and they were arrested for conspiracy to cause public nuisance before being taken into custody at various locations in central and south London.
Today, October 21, those arrested are being bailed pending further enquiries, on the condition they do not enter east London to demonstrate for a stipulated period of time.
SAY NO TO HATE
This is not about the right to protest peacefully, this is about the EDL targeting our community less than 60 days after they last marched here.The motion calls on the Metropolitan Police and the Home Secretary to take action to prevent the EDL marching on October 27, citing public disorder, serious damage to property and serious disruption to the lives of residents and businesses in Walthamstow as reasons. It says:
The council has been collecting signatures on a petition calling for the ban, and is planning to take a lobby to Parliament on Tuesday to present the petition to the Home Secretary. Cllr Robbins said:
We believe that it is clear from current evidence that the march planned for October 27 will be a much larger and more confrontational event.
We’ve got a fantastic sense of community here, where people from all different backgrounds get along well.As part of its Waltham Forest - United Strong Together Campaign the council will be hosting an event to celebrate all that is great about Waltham Forest on October 27.
This has been a fantastic year for Waltham Forest, and being part of London 2012 brought us closer together than ever as a community.
A British Justice team will come up to Huntington [sic] & give you a bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple's home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!The couple were last night in talks with lawyers at the human rights group Liberty, which has backed their campaign, to discuss their next move, but dozens of people are thought to have contacted police on their behalf.
We have received a number of calls in relation to these tweets and are looking into the complaints we have received.Mr Griffin denied he was urging his far-right supporters to break the law, but last night his Twitter account was suspended. "We are not just against them, we are looking for the judge as well – he's a bloody fool. We are going to wake them up in the morning with loud music and leaflet their neighbours to tell them what a nasty bunch of bigots they are," he said.
It feels like a triumph because it has taken two-and-a-half years to get this far so to get the judgment and be vindicated on it is a great feeling.---------------------------------------------------------------------