Saturday, 10 November 2012

EDL humiliated

About 200 of them, according to one policeman, and about seven hundred of us, according to my conservative estimate, but I am quite short and did not see all of our procession, so don't take my word for it.  

There is no doubt We Are Norwich easily outnumbered the EDL today, and we had a good time doing it.

The crowd gathered in Chapelfield Gardens as Clive Lewis was speaking.  It was a fantastic turnout despite Saturday lie-in and the rain, and we soon began to gather for the march to City Hall.

Here are some of the banners to give an idea of the range of support for We Are Norwich -
The flag of Norfolk, these ladies told me

There was a large presence of genial police and our own stewards, but the policing was light and the atmosphere was so amiable that many children were in our group.  

You can see for yourselves how friendly and relaxed almost everyone was.  
I overheard one young woman giving a radio interview.  The interviewer asked why she was here, and she answered 
"Because it is the right thing to do"

We chanted "Whose streets? OUR streets, whose city? OUR city" as we marched  down Theatre Street and along Gentleman's Walk, and invited on lookers to join in.  The police horses were magnificent -

And this was the view at City Hall

We are Norwich
And Tommy's doing porridge!

I didn't see much of the EDL, but apparently there have been a few scuffles immediately dealt with by the police, and one arrest.

Today was a great day for Norwich.


  1. Hi
    Just wanted to say 'well done' to HnH and We are Norwich
    for the brilliant march against the EDL on Saturday- I was amazed at
    the turnout in spite of the miserable weather.
    It was a lovely peaceful
    march, and was great fun as well as being important.
    I hope you were pleased with how it all went- I think Norfolk 'shew' them that they
    were not welcome here.
    Kind regards

  2. See you in the future, maybe not so distant.

  3. Does this cryptic remark mean that the EDL plans to march on Norwich again?