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DAILY MAIL BURNED AT SALFORD AND MANCHESTER PROTEST
 

Star date: 7th October 2013

THE DAILY MAIL HATES BRITAIN – AND SALFORD!

"The reason why I'm here burning the Daily Mail is simple - it's poison" Aslan AK

As the Daily Mail was burned by Salford rapper Aslan AK in St Ann's Square yesterday, well over one hundred people joined the almost spontaneous protest organised by Manchester People's Assembly, many carrying home made placards saying why `the Daily Mail hates me'

Amongst those present was Salford councillor John Warmisham, who told the Salford Star that he hates the paper for the way "it's vilified the Council, the people I represent, and the people I work with…"

Full details and more photos here…


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Yesterday Manchester and Salford people hit back at both the Daily Mail's slurs against Ralph Miliband and its attitude towards British people… "The one thing we all have in common here is that the Daily Mail hates us" said a spokesperson from the Manchester People's Assembly, which organised the event.

Many people carried home made placards saying why `the Daily Mail hates me' – because `I'm an NHS doctor'… `I'm in a trade union'… `I work for the council'… `I'm a vegetarian'… `I'm an immigrant'… `I'm a striking teacher'… `We had a baby out of wedlock'…`I'm a socialist'…`I'm a woman'...

"It's not just about what the Daily Mail is writing, it's about a whole culture change that the Tories are trying to bring about" explained the People's Assembly spokesperson "All the benefit cuts that we've seen about so-called saving money…it's not about saving money, it's about creating a culture where you turn to the person next to you and you say `Are you on benefits? Are your claiming for disabilities? Well it must be your fault!'

"It's about creating a climate where we're looking at each other instead of looking up at the banks, looking up at the bosses, looking up at the people who think they run this country" she added "The People's Assembly is saying `Look to each other and say `What have I got in common with you?' The proudest thing we've all got in common here is that the Daily Mail hates us, and that's a bloody good thing…"

Salford councillor John Warmisham was amongst over a hundred people who attended the protest in St Ann's Square, Manchester, near the offices of the Daily Mail.

"I'm here because I despise the Daily Mail and its ilk" he told the Salford Star "The way the right wing media portrays Britain and ordinary working people is disgusting. I've lived in Salford all my life and I'm a proud Salfordian, and to see the way it's vilified - the Council, the people I represent and the people I work with…there's just no place for it. The way it described Ralph Miliband recently was unacceptable. I just felt that strongly that I had to be here today."

After many speakers had highlighted just why they hate the Daily Mail and why the Daily Mail hates them, the paper was set on fire by Aslan AK, frontman of Salford rap collective Class Actions, who have also released the top track Rip Up The Sun, in anger at that paper's coverage of the Hillsborough disaster (see previous Salford Star article – click here).

On stage, Aslan rips up The Sun as part of the Murdoch-denouncing song, but is now thinking of producing a new track and an addition to the stage act…

"The reason why I'm here burning the Daily Mail is simple, it's a vile racist rag" he said "My dad's from Turkey, my mum's from Barnsley, and the Mail has been pretty detrimental to both of them. I'm going to give the Daily Mail the same treatment as I give The Sun at my live show. It's poison. Dog shit."

Yesterday's The Daily Mail Hates Britain protest was mirrored in London, where a similar event took place. Campaigners are now putting pressure on companies like Tesco and the Co-op to withdraw advertising from the Mail.

See also Salford Star preview of the protest for more background – click here

* This article is ironically catalogued number 1984...

Paul wrote
at 20:18:52 on 11 October 2013
To all you people out there slating the mail on reporting what Ralph millipede said, was't the millipede brothers in the same labour government who character assassinated Dr Kelly and remember Dr Kelly left behind loved one's, but I did't hear the millipedes kick up a fuss a bout this man and how he died for labour's lies
 
Paul wrote
at 16:57:02 on 10 October 2013
To all you lefties, thatcher put the country back on it feet, under labour socialism we'd still be walking round with candles. After thirteen years of labour where are our children placed in the world on education standards, around 22nd place in the world education table, labour and socialism not fit for purpose.
 
The Fat End of The Wedge wrote
at 12:15:35 on 10 October 2013
Salford councillor John Warmisham, who told the Salford Star that he hates the paper for the way "it's vilified the Council, the people I represent, and the people I work with…" - so the Daily Mail is at least partly right about something, if not then the Salford Star is mostly wrong?
 
wrote
at 07:51:55 on 10 October 2013
Its not about gagging the press? In your dreams...its a slippy slope to embark on. Get real
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 21:24:59 on 09 October 2013
It's not about gagging the real press or shutting up real journalists. What the Mail doing is character assassination for fun and profit. It's just a parasitical gossip rag masquerading as a 'news' paper and should not be entitled to the same journalistic privileges as a real news organisation
 
wrote
at 12:03:02 on 09 October 2013
Be careful what you wish for-start gagging the press at your peril. The headline about Ed & David Milibands fathers was distasteful, but as with most newspapers the content of the article is open to interpretation. Most people reading it would have the nous to put it into context of a seventeen year old. The ideologies we hold when young often change- with age comes wisdom. Politicians of all parties insult the intelligence of the man in the street by presuming that we blindly believe everything we see hear and read. There are more immediate problems to deal with. If they had organised a protest about £6.19 per hour and zero hours contracts-something that affects millions of real people- that would be worthwhile-
 
wrote
at 12:02:44 on 09 October 2013
@Paul, you are clearly an ignorant scab. Have you ever been to Turkey? It has it's flaws but its not a dictatorship. Have you read Ralph Miliband's writings? Try and back up your trash with evidence you muppet.
 
T . Grundy wrote
at 07:39:22 on 09 October 2013
Paul. What a loathesome thatcherite apologist you are . Well done , Aslan .
 
Paul wrote
at 22:14:19 on 08 October 2013
So one hundred people represent the whole of salford, typical socialist shit as usual, remember if Ralph millipede had got his way, this site would not exist, the Pratt aslan wants to thank his lucky stars that he lives in a country where we still have free speech, maybe if he doesn't like free speech he should go live in his fathers country where they know all about democracy freedoms and human rights.
 
Aslan AK wrote
at 18:54:42 on 08 October 2013
@Billy Pilgrim, what a load of garbage comparing igniting a newspaper to the Nazi's, that's comical! Especially when the paper has certain ideological similarities with the Nazi's!! Going by your logic the left shouldn't hold rallies and meetings as the Nazi's did also.....
 
Tom wrote
at 16:50:53 on 08 October 2013
Everyone needs to stop getting emotional and look at the facts here... You were saying bullshit at that protest, get your facts right
 
billy pilgrim wrote
at 16:50:11 on 08 October 2013
The Nazis used to burn books. It's not a good road to follow
 
Eddie wrote
at 12:22:43 on 08 October 2013
A fitting gesture Aslan . What a disgusting tory propaganda rag.
 
Julia wrote
at 11:40:16 on 08 October 2013
Fair play - wish i was there, aweful paper
 
suzi wrote
at 11:40:12 on 08 October 2013
Well done AK! wish I'd been there - a brilliant symbolic gesture
 
Aslan AK wrote
at 19:24:52 on 07 October 2013
@the end hahahaha believe me I didn't pay for the Mail, I would suggest you write something of merit. Are you a Mail reader lol!
 
the end wrote
at 17:38:58 on 07 October 2013
Asian AK should have had a sign syaing 'Iam an idiot', ishe too thick to realise he just contributed to the Mail's profits
 
Mr Mister wrote
at 12:39:37 on 07 October 2013
Aslan AK Salford's king of controversy.... nice one mate!
 
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