“English Defence League members celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend by throwing Nazi salutes after they turned up at an alternative Jubilee event in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre.
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.
Footage from Sky News clearly show EDL members sieg heiling as abuse was shouted and objects thrown which goes along way to disproving their claims that they are not a racist organisation.
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“
“It has been advertised on facebook and the casuals united blog page that the buffoons of the EDL/ MFE and casuals united are due to assemble in Brighton this weekend for the queen`s jubilee, clearly these idiots cannot define patriotism between crude abusive racism, The last time any fascist group invaded Brighton they were smashed off the streets by anti fascists and locals(members of the LGTB community) and this weekend will be no exception.
It is obvious that the pathetic fascists cannot admit defeat, they have no support in Brighton and they are clearly travelling to Brighton to cause trouble, let`s make sure that the nazis are removed from the streets just as MFE were.
We need a strong anti fascist counter protest on june the 2nd to remove these idiots from Brighton on a long term basis, if we allow these fascists platform then clearly they will continue to spread their poisonous message around multi cultural Brighton. we cannot allow this.
We urge all concerned anti fascists to be in Brighton on the 2nd of june.”
Taken from Indymedia uk
Update: .. more info from elsewhere