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Anti-fascists confront BNP festival

August 17th, 2009 · post by anon · Make a comment

Over 1000 anti-fascists gathered to protest at the site of the BNP’s Red, White and Blue festival this weekend.

The largest demonstration took place in Codnor town centre however smaller groups of 200-300 people blocked roads leading to the event, making travel there impossible.

Protesters blockaded roads leading to the site for several hours, whilst some people visiting the festival taunted them from behind police lines shouting racist and fascist slogans.

The action comes after anti-fascist confronted a fascist protest in Birmingham last weekend.

Independent journalist Jason Parkinson describes the scene “The streets around Birmingham’s city centre descended into running street battles. Bricks and rocks were thrown by both sides. Those considered fascists were desperately outnumbered, both by local youth and riot police.”

“After one individual stormed in and goaded the Asian and Muslim youth protectors broke through police lines and began chasing down the groups hurling racist abuse.” (See Jason’s video here)

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