Reblogged from The Anti-Fascist Network
As most people will already be aware, every extremist, far right nut job and, in some cases, out of the closet Nazi, will be heading to Brighton on the 21st April for their annual ’family friendly’ parade hosted by the front group ‘March for England’.
The reason they are heading to Brighton is because last year the people of Brighton came out to block the march, and sent a clear message to the demo that bigotry is not welcome in their town.
The March For England organiser, Dave Smeeton, is not from Brighton, he’s from Gosport. Last year he whinged on and on about his parade being nothing to do with the EDL (although it is). This year however, he seems to be going cap in hand to every fascist who will listen, begging for their support in Brighton. The proof:
Here’s some pictures from the 23rd March where the fascists of the south held a meeting in Poole at the Pure Drop Inn:
This lot call themselves South East Alliance – A group headed up By EDL organiser Mickey Bayliss
As a side note, the rather rotund young gentleman (middle row, second from right) is from England’s Golden Dawn (NAZI!!) He is second from left in the photo below, when the fascists really embarrassed themselves trying to support Golden Dawn outside the Greek embassy!
Angry Golden Dawn Supporter In with the South East Alliance (someone tell him it’s ok to be ginger!)
Can anyone guess who else was at the Poole meeting? You guessed it, none other than March for England organiser David Smeeton!
Dave (right)clenching hard with a supporter from Essex outside the Pure Drop Inn.
Here’s an excerpt from the English Volunteer Force blog in which they helpfully write all about the day:
It is important to shake hands.
So we know for a fact that Smeeton is trying to organise all these little shit stains to back him up in Brighton. Why do they insist on a St Georges Day Parade in Brighton? Surely they could find a nice family fun day celebrating our Syrian patron saint at numerous quaint villages up and down these green and pleasant lands! The answer is simple – Dave Smeeton and his gang of backwards buffoons hate Brighton, they hate it because it is arty/liberal/independent/tolerant/spirited/accepting/alternative and proud. Fascists want everything to be the same, and everyone to be subservient to the state.
There appears to be far right groups of varying commitment promising to travel to Brighton for the 21st from all over the country. One of the more notable groups plotting to take revenge on the good folk of Brighton is Casuals United, here’s one of their tasteful posters meant to look like splattered blood:
How ever many freaks manage to make the trip to the seaside, it is still not going to be anything like the numbers the town itself will get out in defiance. The Anti-fascist Network was established to support mass mobilisations like this. It happened last year in Brighton and Bristol and it will happen again. Groups like the Casuals like to use violent imagery to try to intimidate people – don’t fall for it, they are all talk – as summed up in the account from London Antifascists about their outing to Manchester in March – Road Trip .
It appears Smeeton and his buddies are organising meetings with small groups over the south coast in the run up to the 21st. Last year they were shown the door – this time lets close it behind them. It’s already been said but it bears repeating – if you go to one anti-fascist demo this year then go to Brighton. Support the locals, and help drive fascism from the south coast for good.
To keep informed of all info here are some useful links from the local campaign group ‘Stop MFE’.
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