September 24, 2008

Police investigate 'racist rally'

Allegations of the chanting of racist slogans at a "scooter rally" in North Somerset are to be investigated by Avon and Somerset Police.

A video of the event at the Bungalow Inn, Redhill, on Saturday night shows some people wearing Nazi regalia. Chants including "seig heil, seig heil" can also be heard later on the tape. Both the licensee and manager deny seeing any Nazi regalia or hearing racist chanting. Both deny supporting Nazi politics.

The police spokesman said that they take any reported hate crime very seriously and would be working with the local authority licensing department about the approval of the event.

The pub said the booking was made in good faith for what they believed to be a scooter rally for 500 people. It is estimated that more than 800 turned up on Saturday night. It is believed many people at the event had travelled from Europe. Some had Nazi flags draped over their shoulders and were seen in the video laughing and joking.

A family that lived nearby were so frightened they left their home. Sarah Gooding said: "My daughter was petrified. We ran into the house and I burst into tears. I told my husband 'I don't feel safe we've got to go'. Our daughters were really really frightened."

Licensee Anne Carter said: "It was something we were totally unaware of and not happy to think it was happening on any part of our premises. Anything the police want to do we'll support them in anyway we can."

BBC

6 comments:

southdevonantifascist said...

Did anyone hear the coverage on Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 at 1.45pm today. It was good coverage of this event.
They did have two goons on defending it claiming nothing of the sort happened (They claimed the sieg heiling was an isolated incident,but then proceeded to describe themselves as 'nationalists' and hide behind the free speech banner and provided evidence of their real identitites ( Nutzi club) despite claiming to be normal!!). Did anyone else hear it?
Thankfully most the listeners that responded were not taken in by the nonsense they spouted.

Gordon Broon said...

My father-in-law rang to say he was listening to it and that the defenders of the 'rally' were entirely unconvincing. By the time I'd found Radio 2, the article had finished. If i can find a Listen Again address for it, will you print it LU?

Antifascist said...

Beat you, Mr Broon. It's here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00dkxbl

geeza said...

Was there any trouble or violence was anyone hurt NO
Just a group of people supporting a rock band ok some may have held right wing views but i suspect not all and i'm sure the landlord and landlady were fully aware of what was going on,the police were involved but had no cause for concern.
The family who fled were totally ott and a prime example of this soft pc brigade Uk we now live in,where to have an opinion and voice it is a crime very sad.
I am not a racist but hate the way England has lost it's identity and bows to politacal correctness!

Antifascist said...

'Just a group of people supporting a rock band ok some may have held right wing views but i suspect not all and i'm sure the landlord and landlady were fully aware of what was going on,the police were involved but had no cause for concern.'

It was a nazi-fest to celebrate the life of a nazi. The landlord should be booted out immediately.

'The family who fled were totally ott...'

I'll nip round with a few of my mates and have a piss in your garden, shall I?

'I am not a racist but hate the way England has lost it's identity and bows to politacal correctness!'

If you're not a racist and/or a nazi, you're a fucking idiot. And it's 'political', dumbass. If you're going to drone on about England like you're Churchill on acid, for Christ's sake learn how to spell.

Morning Star Reader said...

My God, I actually agree with Peter Hitchens!!!

Urghhhhhhhhhhhhh