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.
Apparently two of those promising to come were from Lowestoft. Only one was from Norwich.
Nobody was much worried. Our meeting was secure, thanks to the police, and in the end, as expected, no EDL dared to show up.
Over a hundred other people did. A hundred Norwich folk concerned about the threat the EDL poses, but determined to confront that threat. Speaker after speaker denounced the way the EDL singled out individuals in our communities for insult, violence and worse; many reminded us of the historical consequences of such scapegoating; and speaker after speaker urged the importance of standing up together to challenge and thwart this latest crop of bullies from the far right.
The meeting forged a greater commitment to keeping Norwich a city safe for all citizens.
We Are Norwich is a broad coalition from many different backgrounds with all of us setting aside any differences to give one clear message: the EDL is not welcome in Norwich.
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