Representatives of all the main Christian churches of Norwich have already registered their objections to the EDL.
Representatives from the Norfolk Humanist Group have also expressed support for We Are Norwich.
Opposition to the far right bigotry of the EDL has brought together the citizens of Norwich in all our glorious diversity. Not only the religious, but the political, with messages of support from all the major political parties. Representatives of huge political parties, and representatives from small local community groups.
Our main leaders teethed their organisational skills on the annual Norwich Pride events, and we are united in admiration for what Nick O'Brien, Julie Bremner and the Norwich LGBT group have achieved.
Speaking on behalf of We Are Norwich, secretary Nick O’Brien said:
The EDL has held countless demonstrations across the country where they have rampaged through towns – attacking mosques, businesses and individuals. More recently it has begun to attack peaceful demonstrations, multicultural events and trade union demonstrations. Its leader Tommy Robinson, who has a string of convictions and was formerly a member of the British National Party appeared of a Channel 4 programme praising Anders Breivik, the fascist terrorist, responsible for killing 76 people in Norway.(Tommy Robinson is now in prison awaiting trial for allegedly travelling on a false passport).
No rampaging for the EDL in Norwich tomorrow. I trust the Police, their superb planning and fencing, and I trust We Are Norwich to keep the peace.
I am proud to be a part of this coalition and look forward to the celebrations tomorrow.