UAF Protest vs EDL March – Pix-&-Vidz – 05 Mar 10Tagged as: anti_fascism edl english_defence_league no_pasaran social_struggles uaf unite_against_facism
Dateline: Tate Britain to the Palace of Westminster, Millbank to Abingdon Street, London, UK, 12:45-17:00 Fri 05 Mar 10 – The far-right English Defence League rallies a white male extremist mob outside Tate Britain on Millbank, to march to the Palace of Westminster on Abingdon Street, in support of Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders showing his anti-Islam film Fitna in the House of Lords, at the invitation of Baroness Cox and UK Independence Party leader Lord Pearson. So Unite Against Facism called a counter-demonstration which attracted a mix of women and men from varied ethnicities to oppose the rightist ravings of the racist boot boys – only to face harassment, restriction and arrests by the rozzers.
Vidz at YouTube
• UAF Protest vs EDL March – 1, 2, 3, etc.
» LINKs to follow shortly once editing and uploading is complete
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Left Media Coverage
• 'EDL march, Antifascists stage a counterdemo', Collecting Reports, Indymedia London
» reports – http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/4414
• 'EDL are going nowhere. London 2pm', Antifash, Indymedia UK
» thread – http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/03/447013.html
• 'Anti-racists confront fascist's supporters', John Millington, Morning Star online, Fri 05 Mar 10
» article – http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/87619
Mainstream Media Coverage
• 'Geert Wilders anti-Islam film gets House of Lords screening', by Sam Jones, guardian.co.uk, Fri 05 Mar 10
» article – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/05/geert-wilders-house-of-lords
» 15 photos – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/mar/05/protest-islam
» streaming video, 08:29 – http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2010/mar/05/english-defence-league-london
• '50 arrested in clashes outside Parliament', epolitix.com, Fri 05 Mar 10
» article – http://www.epolitix.com/latestnews/article-detail/newsarticle/50-arrested-in-clashes-outside-parliament
» English Defence League – http://www.englishdefenceleague.org
» Unite Against Facism – http://www.uaf.org.uk
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