This is an update from ExposeTheBNP
1. SUNDAY: East London united against racism
The English Defence League has called off its planned march this weekend after it realised it would be a “suicide mission” in the face of huge local opposition. Some 700 people packed out a rally in Whitechapel at the weekend, as unions, religious and community groups came together.
“It would be a suicide mission if we walked into East London,” EDL leader Tommy Robinson told the East London Advertiser. “The Met Police told us there would be a hostile scene with thousands of protesters coming from all over if we turned up.”
A major anti-racist demonstration will take place on Sunday to mark this victory and show unity against the fascists.
Assemble 12.30pm, Sunday 20 June
Stepney Green Park, London E1, marching to Altab Ali Park
2. Justice for Bolton anti-fascists
A campaign to win justice for anti-fascists arrested on a demonstration in Bolton was launched in the House of Commons last week, with speakers including MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Peter Hain.
Campaigners are facing serious criminal charges after they were arrested on the March 20 demonstration against the EDL. Bolton’s newly elected MP is calling for the charges to be dropped.
Full details: http://justice4bolton.org/
3. Demonstrate against the EDL at Wembley
The EDL has announced that they plan to “protest” outside a charity event organised by the Al-Khair Foundation at Wembley Arena, north west London, on Saturday 26 June.
The Al-Khair Foundation is a registered charity that raises aid and delivered relief to Haiti and Kashmir after the earthquakes there. The convention that the foundation is organising at Wembley aims to “remove misconceptions, false fear and hate of Islam and Muslims” and to promote dialogue between faiths. The EDL are using the convention as a pretext to target the local Muslim community in Brent, a London borough with a hugely diverse population.
Counter demonstration against the EDL in Wembley:
Saturday 26 June, 1.30pm to 6pm
Outside Wembley Arena, Engineers Way, London HA9 0DH
(Wembley Park or Wembley Central tube)
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