Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dubious people in Bromley

The extreme right wing group Britain First have called a march in Bromley town centre on Saturday November 4th 2017. The leaders of the group, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, who both live in Penge, have been charged with religiously aggravated assault and as part of their bail conditions have to sign on at Bromley Police station every Saturday at 2 pm.  Boo hoo, they have called on their supporters to come and hold the hands of these 'persecuted patriots'. In recent months the group have struggled to get a hundred people out for their protests, but that's no reason to give them a free ride on the streets of south london.

Anti-fascists - including Disabled People Against Cuts, Stand Up To Racism, Lewisham Islamic Centre, Unite Against Fascism, Greenwich & Bexley TUC, Bromley Momentum, and Bromley TUC - have called a counter protest, meeting at Bromley North  a 12 noon. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/109217616475111

Update: in the event, Britain First were outnumbered five to one by counter-demonstrators. As Huffington Post (5/11/2017) reported 'Britain First still can't muster 100 people for a march... Despite six years of campaigning, a rousing call to support the “Persecuted Patriots” and a Facebook page liked by nearly two million people, the far-right group failed once again to gather significant real-world support. Around 50 flag-waving supporters showed up but were vastly outnumbered by an anti-fascism demonstration held across the road' (pictured above).

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