The attack, organised by EDL North East regional co-ordinator, Alan Spence and his friends from the National Front took place near the Monument and Sky News ran footage of firecrackers and bottles being thrown at families attending the event.
Our picture (above) shows EDL members standing alongside National Front members who are displaying a flag with the Nazi insipred ‘14 words‘.
Spence has recently been released from prison on licence for an attack on a non existent meeting by the SWP at the city’s Irish Centre. Spence is thought to be the link between the English Defence League and other neo Nazis in the North East.
The attack concluded with Northumbria police moving them on.”
Report taken from EDL News.
*Update 14th June “Arrests made after Newcastle city centre clash”
*Update 28th June “EDL Supporter Admits Throwing Firecracker At Anti-Jubilee Protester In Newcastle”
*Update 2nd July “EDL thug facing prison after firework attack in Newcastle”
*Update 6th July “Byker EDL firework thug gets suspended sentence“