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Christian Right and BNP demo against the gay pride?

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Aug 24 2005 15:55
Christian Right and BNP demo against the gay pride?

I just heard that christian right and BNP have been allowed to stage a demonstration in exchange square on saturday during the gay pride.

Any info on counter measures?

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Aug 24 2005 17:00

fuck. I'm away at leeds doing the WBC for the AF. I'll mention it to others.

Personally I think we should just set the Spartans on them.

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Aug 24 2005 17:19

shit. angry angry

what are the dates?

*re-reads first post*

ah. i might actually be in manc on sat, i'll ask around this end to see if anyones got any ideas.

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Aug 24 2005 17:20

27th, this saturday coming.

Can everyone please spread the word and see if something is planned already?

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Aug 24 2005 18:29

The Christian group is possibly connected to the one who has been organising against the Gay pride event in belfast recently.

I won't put there weblink on here, but if you google for it (under Stop The Parade) you will see how nasty they are. Good company for the BNP....

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Aug 24 2005 20:59

BTW, the source for this info is police who confirmed today that the demo was going ahead...

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Aug 25 2005 16:01

Anyone got a time for this?

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Aug 25 2005 21:58

time is not 100% confirmed as of yet, but since the parade starts at 2pm it is probably around that time.

Please PM me for more info on counter measures if you can be there on the day.

and CORRECTION: the fash is not BNP, but National Front, as one could expect.

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Aug 25 2005 22:08

angry

Refused bash, Refused smash*.

(*but only if he has time between the two weddings he's invited to ) embarrassed

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Aug 26 2005 14:13

The news is spreading amongst anti-fascists, this received from Unite Against Fascism:

OPPOSE THE NATIONAL FRONT DEFEND MANCHESTER PRIDE

URGENT - The National Front have told Manchester Police they will be holding a counter-demonstration in the centre of Manchester as the city's Pride Parade goes past.

The police have not seen fit to ban the NF event. The City Council strongly backs the Pride Parade, and many councillors are keen that the fascists should not be allowed to even heckle the Parade unopposed.

Unite Against Fascism is calling a counter-demonstration. Come and help drown out the Fascists.

Please pass the information on to friends, and come and join us on Saturday - from 12.30 on Exchange Square (behind Marks & Spencer).

If you can help with leafleting in the Gay Village on Friday, please get in touch:

Colin Barker - c.barker@mmu.ac.uk

Dick Withecombe - r.withecombe@zen.co.uk

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Aug 26 2005 15:11
pushka wrote:
Unite Against Fascism is calling a counter-demonstration. Come and help drown out the Fascists.

k

yeah, lets chuck them all in that waterfall thing.... violet black star

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Aug 26 2005 15:23

"drown out the fascist" sounds much more militant than "shout our old slogans in unison and wave lollipops while redwatch takes pictures of us".

But great thing that UAF is coming as well.

If i was a betting man, i'd quess that NF wont even show up judging from their recent record...

Lets see what happens.

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Aug 26 2005 15:46

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Aug 26 2005 15:50

dum de doo......

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Aug 26 2005 16:22

yeah, please edit those out and PM for details if necessary. Not paranoid, just sensible security culture smile

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Aug 26 2005 17:45

Sorry all!!! embarrassed

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Aug 26 2005 17:54

no worries black bloc

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Aug 26 2005 19:46
pushka wrote:
OPPOSE THE NATIONAL FRONT DEFEND MANCHESTER PRIDE

URGENT - The National Front have told Manchester Police they will be holding a counter-demonstration in the centre of Manchester as the city's Pride Parade goes past.

There is some form for the NF doing this - they opposed the Leicester Pride march in 2000, and managed to block the route briefly.

However there have claimed to be holding 5 marches in Kent on the same day....

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Aug 27 2005 16:20

anyone know what happened today, i really wish i checked these forums regularly having just found out about this.

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Aug 27 2005 16:48

well, there were 5 of them, with a banner saying national front, and keep section 28. they were pretty pathetic, and they didnt say anything..they were cordened in by police the whole time.

UAF were chanting, nothing really happened.

some witty fellow made the best banner of the day that said something along the lines of 'closeted facist homosexuals looking for cock', but the police took it down because the word 'cock' is very very offensive. of course the national front banner wasnt offensive atall was it.

they left after about 1 or 2 hours and so did everyone else.

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Aug 28 2005 09:30

in addition to the mentioned, few more highlights:

- one "odins cross" flag was nicked from NF clows and set on fire before coppers could get it back.

- some of the jokes and random abuse was pretty funny, especially that placard grin

personal highlight: the weirdest thing which doesn't happen often... there was this lad saying he supports NF and all immigrants should be rounded up and sent away and he was very angry at the counter demo. I went to have a word with him... and after 5-10 minutes he turned around totally! Unbelievable, but just goes to show how the racism stems from legitimate concerns and anger working class kids have, but just gets horribly misdirected.

Anyways, it left me stunned because this doesnt happen often where someone just has that moment of clarity/epiphany and completely turns around...

Pretty good day in all, UAF people were really happy to see extra people come in because the short notice meant they couldn't mobilise that many people.

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Aug 28 2005 09:57

Sounds like quite a good day in the end.

Doi you fancy writing something for the Antifa website on it?