Saturday, December 05, 2009

Protesters and police clash in Nottingham

Police in Nottingham move to keep control of a demonstrations in the city by the English Defence League.

Police have clashed with members of the English Defence League during a protest in Nottingham city centre.

Some 500 demonstrators from the EDL marched through the city centre shouting: "We want our country back."

Earlier there was a stand-off between the EDL and Unite Against Fascism, who held a counter protest in the city.

Police mounted on horses were forced to hold back some of the demonstrators with batons and punches were thrown at police on the cordons.

Many of the EDL demonstrators had their faces covered with hooded tops and scarves and shouted anti-Islamic slogans.

'No surrender'

Other protesters had Union Jacks and St George's flags which they either waved or wrapped around their shoulders as a police officer barked instructions at the crowd from a helicopter circling overhead.

Some of the group waved placards which read: "Protect Women, No To Sharia" and "No Surrender".

The EDL insists it is not a racist organisation and has no links to the BNP and is simply standing against the threat of Islamic extremism.

If we don't have a protest then it's letting them come into town and say 'this is our place for the day', which it isn't

Michael Vickery
Unite Against Fascism
A spokesman said they had planned the demo for Saturday as the Second Battalion the Mercian Regiment were holding a homecoming parade in Nottingham following a recent tour of Afghanistan.

Earlier the EDL and UAF exchanged hostile words in the city's Old Market Square.

Four people had been arrested for minor public order offences, police said.

As the Mercian Regiment paraded through the city in the morning thousands of Christmas shoppers gathered to watch the 500 troops.


The homecoming parade followed a six-month tour of duty in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, where the regiment lost five soldiers and dozens of its men were injured.

A 43-year-old EDL member, a serving soldier who did not want to be named, said: "We came here to support our lads, and the UAF and other militants have turned up.

"I think it's disgusting. I look at their protest and there's a Pakistani flag flying with a Muslim symbol. Their protest isn't against the EDL, they're protesting against the troops and it's anti-British.

"They haven't got one Union Jack or St George's Flag. I'm not a fascist, I'm not a Nazi but I am British."

Michael Vickery, from the UAF, said: "It's not good enough not to have any kind of a response (to the EDL presence) because basically, if we don't have a protest then it's letting them come into town and say 'this is our place for the day', which it isn't, it belongs to everyone in Nottingham."


Anonymous said...

The video on the BBC site looks juicy !

Anonymous said...

The current BNP rulers and top notch must admit they made a mistake ? there are many folk and young kids out there that know what is happening to our country.Why arent the BNP on the streets ? our kids want it back something that the BNP have failed at big time and thats our children.

Anonymous said...

This EDL crowd are an odd lots, they sprang up from nowhere, anybody flying the Jews' flag is dodgy to say the least, I bet Griffin will be doing it next?

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Anonymous said...

I've just been looking back at the BNP October begging letter again. The second page reads : " London is full of immigrants....... All Is Lost In Our Capital City!" The letter is signed Nick Griffin, the following month Griffin states he is contesting Barking, in East London, what a turn around? The bloke is positively schizophrenic.

Anonymous said...

Gri££in quoted in the Guardian just after his disastrous Question Time appearance : "There is not much support for me there [in London.]" The next month he said I'm standing in Barking, very strange?

He went on: "That audience was taken from a city that is no longer British ... That was not my country any more. Why not come down and do it in Thurrock, do it in Stoke, do it in Burnley?

"Do it somewhere where there are still significant numbers of English and British people [living], and they haven't been ethnically cleansed from their own country."

He added: "There is not much support for me there [in London], because the place is dominated by ethnic minorities. There is an ethnic minority that supports me: the English. But there's not many of them left."

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defendaz battalion said...

ignore the isreal flag - its for effect to wind up sharia luvers.respect were its due guys.

we did wot the lazy bnp suits refuse to do and weve single handed killed off unite against freeedom with a random bogus interview with a journo who believed every word he was told lol.the full dom jolly name or id as the muppet believed our man was an afgan vet.classic.cant get over it.

we white and weve got gift of the gab as true young patriots of the crusade.ignore the isreal flag its a to piss off hamas lovin reds.

griffo must finally wake up to the new kids on the block 1200 strong as we not fraid to get us ands dirty.who gives a shit bout parish counsil election dogcrap poop skoop.we are out there on the streets and dont nick hardearned members subs like you know who.

we are true defenders of engerland and its indigenous people and noone can stop us.griffo is old news.why not join us in our next demo against islam to see wot we are about?ignore uaf & griffo and come down and see us for yourselves.well buy you a drink or two.promise

Anonymous said...

there were lots of BNP members and supporters there so stop talking bollox

Anonymous said...

"there were lots of BNP members and supporters there so stop talking bollox"

I bet the clowns holding up that filthy star of David flag are BNP plonkers? There is no education now in the BNP, no politics or ideology, it's an empty vessel used by the state just like the young lads in the EDL, the Establishment must be laughing it's head off at MI5 HQ in Millbank?

Anonymous said...

Surely now Griffin can go the Judge before Jan 28th and ask for an adjournment on the case against the BNP, even have the whole case thrown out? I bet he won't, because he wants non-Whites in the party?

Equality quango staff rebel over BNP ‘sting’

"TREVOR PHILLIPS is facing renewed turmoil at the government’s equality watchdog after his staff revolted against a proposed “sting” to expose racism in the British National party"

Dr Shipman voted Tory said...

Did you see the fuzzy wuzzy at the front of the EDL demo being pushed back by the police.
I through we were against immigrants not for them.

Anonymous said...

Imprisoned For Exercising Freedom Of Speech .

Saltdean Sofa Soaker said...

is that dave howard holding the israel flag? we all know he is pro jewish


Good on them,no-one else seems remotely interested in holding the line against the wogs,and make no mistake it will take ALL of us,forget the "leaders"there are no differences between the real English people.

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