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.
Julie Bremner said
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 between these speeches, around 20 people also spoke passionately from the floor before the speakers came back and answered questions. Many of the questions were centered around the need for a peaceful response to the EDL tactics on the day, the right to protest and the state ban and how to mobilise as many people as possible on the day.
One of the speakers said