Oppose the EDL in Wakefield

A supporter of Unite Against Fascism writes:

The wretched EDL are coming to our area again. This time to Wakefield on Saturday Nov 23, 2013. They are desperate to have a ‘win’ given their current state of disorganisation, so it is important that we don’t let them have it. Two leaflets attached – one for a public meeting on Nov 19, the other about the counter-demonstration.

Supporters of the counter-demonstration (supported by the Bishop of Wakefield no less!) will be travelling  over to Wakefield on the 110 bus that leaves from Leeds bus station every 10 minutes. We will congregate between Millgarth Police Station and the bus station entrance and I will circulate the time when we know the assembly time in Wakefield.

Leaflets can be downloaded here


Here are some photos of the recent anti-EDL actions in BradfordIMG_2014 IMG_2015 IMG_2020 IMG_2025


2 thoughts on “Oppose the EDL in Wakefield

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    November 12, 2013 at 2:16am

    Are the EDL really the English Defence League or are they in the words of their own ex-leader Tommy Robinson “Full of White Pride Supporters and Neo Nazis” ??

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    We are Wakefield

    November 22, 2013 at 12:44am

    We are Wakefield has built up the most amazing coalition over the last 3 1/2 weeks.

    Tony Robinson is the Bishop of Pontefract- Wakefield doesn’t have one.
    On Saturday we will have Mary Creagh MP speaking alongside, said Bishop, the national president of the TUC (who is the first Muslim president whose day job is driving buses in Bradford) and the leader of the council. We have African drummers (who will teach us to drum).

    Tuesdays meeting was the best anti Fascist meeting I have ever been too! Big, united and determined.

    We have had support from across the trade union and faith movement.
    Green is our colour so if you see ribbons on churches or people- smile and take a photo!

    We are starting at Westgate at 12 The sun will shine, but wrap up warm as we are sticking around until the EDL are escorted out of town so we are staying till 3…

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