Richard Howitt MEP has released a rallying call to Cambridge residents to join the counter demonstration. He said:
I urge all the decent people of Cambridge to attend this counter demonstration to show their opposition to racism.Tom Woodcock, secretary of Cambridge Trades Council, said:
The painful austerity measures that working people are facing are not caused by immigrants or by Muslims but by the government and their friends in big business and the banks.Cllr Jeremy Benstead, who represents Coleridge on the city council, said:
18 months ago we showed the EDL that they are not welcome here – let’s do it again.The EDL were unavailable for comment.