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EDL outnumbered in Bristol

Reposted from Anti-Fascist Network

Yesterday evening’s demonstration against the EDL in Bristol seems to have gone well despite short notice.

A dozen EDL supporters outnumbered by police & anti-fascists outside City Hall (photo: @Bristol_Culture)

A dozen EDL supporters outnumbered by police & anti-fascists
outside City Hall (photo: @Bristol_Culture)

The local Bristol EDL had called a demonstration outside a meeting that was to be discussing an application to convert the empty Jesters comedy club in Stokes Croft into an Islamic religious and cultural centre. The event was to be for members of the Assahaba Centre group proposing the development to “discuss the objectors’ concerns and provide a better insight into the Islamic faith”. Funnily enough no one objecting to the development was interested in this and the meeting was cancelled due to lack of interest from objectors. The EDL not interested in actually hearing about the Muslim faith from some actual Muslims? Who’d have thought?

The council made the decision to approve the mosque application the day before the EDL protest.

So the EDL held a barely half hour long protest outside a meeting that wasn’t happening because they refused to go to it, before they headed back to the pubs they came from.

EDL pioneer radical new Y-fronts-as-headgear look

EDL pioneer radical new Y-fronts-as-headgear look

Bristol UAF, Bristol Anti-Fascist Co-operative and Bristol Anti-Fascists mobilised against the EDL. There were about 100 anti-fascists opposing about 30 EDL, from most accounts. Outnumbering the fascists 3 to 1 is not bad for short notice.

There was a frank exchange of views and some minor skirmishing.

For more background on the Stokes Croft Islamic centre and the EDL’s campaign against it, including multiple threats to “burn it down”, see our previous post.

This particular local struggle in Bristol may not be over yet, but this was a positive moment, showing that the EDL will be opposed wherever they raise their heads.

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Counter-protest the EDL flash demo in Bristol jan 7th

Info below taken from another opposition page on facebook.

“The English Defence League have announced a flash mob demonstration for next Tuesday evening at 6pm (7th January) at College Green outside the Council House. They are demonstrating outside the Council House in protest at a planning application to convert a building in Stokes Croft into an Islamic Cultural and Religious Centre. Their demonstration is clearly designed to stir racial division and hatred in the city.

Bristol Unite Against Fascism are calling a counter demonstration at College Green to begin at 530pm on Tuesday 7th. We welcome all anti-racists and anti-fascists.”

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Click for larger map

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Anti-fascists gather around the UK to oppose EDL/BNP/Infidels

Fascists hiding behind the murder of Lee Rigby gathered in a number of locations throughout the UK today in an attempt to stir up racial hatred amongst communities and fight with the *’commies’ (*anyone that disagrees with them) whilst pretending to lay wreaths for the murdered soldier.

Fascists were thin on the ground in a lot of areas by all accounts.

Antifascists had the numbers.

Anti-fascists in Leeds today

Anti-fascists out in Leeds

Antifascists marching through Parliament Sq, London today

Anti-fascists marching through Parliament Sq, London

Anti-Fascists in Sheffield today

Anti-Fascists out in Sheffield

BNP guy from Croydon got himself beaten up

BNP muppet from Croydon got into difficulties in London

Poor turnout of BNP scum in London today

Poor turnout of BNP scum in London

Infidels trapped inside police pen Manchester today (vid-click to view)

Golden dawn fans the ‘Infidels‘ inside pen in Manchester (vid-click pic to view)

Manchester: Anti-Fascists (right) neo-nazi Infidels (left)

Manchester: Anti-Fascists (right) neo-nazi Infidels (left)

The far right just can't help dropping themselves in it, every time

The far right just can’t help dropping themselves in it, every time

London: BNP top - Anti-Fascists bottom

London: BNP top pic – Anti-Fascists bottom pic

London: Anti-badger-cull folks burning effigy. Anti-fascists joining badger-killer chant

London: “Anti-badger-cull folks burning effigy. Anti-fascists joining badger-killer chant”

Cochester: Anti-Fascists (left) Fascists (right)

Colchester: Anti-Fascists (left) Fascists (right)

Small antifascist presence in Bristol today, EDL never turned up at the cenotaph

Small antifascist presence in Bristol, EDL never turned up at the cenotaph @ 1pm

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Anti-Fascist presence in Northampton today

Anti-Fascist presence in Northampton

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Belfast today: Anti-Fascists against the ulster defence league

Belfast: Anti-Fascists out against the ulster defence league

Police snatch squads protecting BNP, arresting Anti-Fascists in London

Police snatch squads protecting BNP scum, arresting Anti-Fascists in London (58 A-F arrested)

London: Anti-Badger cull protesters unite with Anti-Fascists against the BNP

London: Anti-Badger cull protesters unite with Anti-Fascists against the BNP

Above: EDL’s (cough) “Dignified silence” for Lee Rigby in Sheffield

Edinburgh: Scottish defence league/ EDL pull nazi salutes in "honour" of Lee Rigby

Edinburgh: Scottish defence league/ EDL pull nazi salutes in “honour” of Lee Rigby

Colchester: EDL perform nazi salutes infront of the war memorial in "honour" of Lee Rigby

Colchester: EDL perform nazi salutes infront of the war memorial in “honour” of Lee Rigby

The Cardiff four. One looks strikingly like Welsh nazi Luke Pippen, with freshly shaved head. Why would a nazi be honouring Lee Rigby? if we're correct.

The Cardiff four out to (cough) ‘lay a wreath’. One of the (cough) ‘mourners’ looks strikingly like well known Welsh nazi Luke Pippen, with freshly shaven head. Why would a bonafide nazi be “honouring” Lee Rigby? Pippen blatantly supports those that sent british soldiers to their graves during ww2.

Brighton's war memorial today, seems Anti-Fascists got there first!

Brighton’s war memorial, seems Anti-Fascists got there first!


Protest against the EDL – Bristol (14 July 2012)

Decent report from Standing Stone’s blog on yesterday’s events in Bristol and an updated report from EDLNews “EDL Bristol demo decends into gay bashing and racism“. Post demo reports continue at Bristol indymedia.



Bristol Anti-Fascists Say: Stop the EDL

Let’s defend ourselves against the English Defence League!

The EDL are marching in Bristol on the 14th of July. The counter- mobilisation is in full swing, so get involved. There have been alot of posts on Bristol Indymedia about the EDL demo.

Now is the time for our call to action. Come to Templemeads area and line the route at 10am on the 14th to give them the welcome they deserve. Stay alert. Stay mobile. Bring your mates

There are many many ways to show your opposition to the EDL: don’t let them march, don’t give ’em a lift in your taxi, put posters up in shops, don’t serve them drinks, raise awareness about their farcical attempts to disguise their homophobia, chat to work colleagues, decorate the city…. do whatever you feel comfortable with but now is the time to get a crew together and take action against racism in our city.

We want to meet them at the station to stop them marching for any distance. We will resist them wherever they turn and we will be watching them. Let’s defend ourselves against the EDL! Zero tolerance of fascism on our streets.

For more information email bristolantifascists@riseup.net Or see http://antifascistnetwork.wordpress.com Twitter: @stopedl #stopedl

Indymedia posts:http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/709150 http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/708817 Someone else has also set up a facebook page: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/195613943884582/

*For translations of the call out in Farsi, Arabic, Somali and Polish see here

*Update July 1st Bristol indymedia “EDL Bristol March Organiser Photographed Giving Nazi Salute at Bradford Demo”

*Update July 4th This is Bristol “Anti-fascists call for mass opposition to EDL march in Bristol”

*Update July 12th “Bust card and other stuff” and “EDL and BNP up the racism in the lead up to their Bristol demo

*Update July 13th “Anti-EDL Demonstration in Bristol – Information

*Update July 13th article from The Network for Police Monitoring


Public meeting against the EDL

“Make history on July 14th in Bristol. Help make the English Defence League history.

It won’t end well for the EDL… “

source


Bristol Calling 14/07/12

Repost from Anti-Fascist Network

On the 14th July the EDL are proving their stupidity by attempting to march through Bristol. Bristol Anti-Fascists are hard at work organising a community response – here are some leaflets and stickers to view, print off, and distribute… have fun!! (drop us a mail if you can’t use the ones here and we can arrange to e-mail you the files in a different format.) More Info to follow closer to the time. Get involved innit!


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