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OPPOSITION TO FASCIST EDL IN MANCHESTER CALLED FOR BY POLITICIANS AND TRADE UNIONS
 

Star date: 19th October 2018

CALL TO OPPOSE EDL MEETING IN MANCHESTER

EDL Protest
Saturday 20th October 12:30pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Having abandoned plans to march in Didsbury this weekend, the fascist EDL is instead holding a rally in Manchester tomorrow, and Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism have called for a counter demonstration, backed by politicians and trade unions... "The EDL are never welcome in our city" says Kate Green MP "We stand together against division and hate."

Full details here...


The fascist EDL originally planned a national march this weekend to 'shut down' Didsbury mosque. However, that's been abandoned and, instead, the EDL states that it intends holding a rally in central Manchester.

Unite Against Fascism, Stand Up To Racism and a host of politicians and trade unionists have called a counter demonstration, meeting at 12:30pm in Piccadilly Gardens tomorrow, Saturday 20th October.

"Manchester is a multicultural and welcoming city and we should respect, care for and value each other" says Manchester councillor Mary Monaghan "By working together we create happy and peaceful communities. We have no room for hatred and racism of any kind."

Kate Green MP adds: "The EDL are never welcome in our city. We're proud of our friendly, diverse, communities. We stand together against division and hate."

EDL Protest
Saturday 20th October 12:30pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

For more details see the Oppose The EDL in Manchester Facebook event page – click here

Rayofsunshine wrote
at 20:37:00 on 20 October 2018
What Pete and Nigel don't seem to understand is that the EDL aren't interested in freedom of expression - they use the pretext of marching in order to spread fear in an area and organise attacks on minorities! All decent peopĺe must unite to oppose the EDL's strategy of intimidation by physically opposing them on the streets.
 
Nigel wrote
at 17:04:10 on 20 October 2018
I agree with Pete. By having a counter demonstration, it means more police are required and more expensive.
 
pete wrote
at 07:54:30 on 20 October 2018
It is not for an MP to decide who is welcome in our city or not. I don't mind anyone holding protests or marches in Manchester as long as they are peaceful.
 
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