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.