July 21, 2009

Peter Tierney faces court date for assaulting anti-fascists

In April, I reported on an attack perpetrated by Merseyside BNP activists Steve Greenhalgh and Peter Tierney [left], which took place in Liverpool City Centre on St George's Day. Greenhalgh and Tierney used an upended table and a folded camera tripod respectively as weapons against anti-fascists who had routed their leafleting with counter-leafleting in and around their location.

Despite Tierney's lies, which got one anti-fascist arrested for "assaulting" him, he was ultimately taken into custody and released on bail. The arrested anti-fascist was also bailed, but only after being held in the same station as Tierney and subsequently followed home by a car full of BNP activists threatening "we know where you live, we’re going to fucking kill you."

On Monday, Tierney answered his police bail at St Anne's Street police station. The bail conditions for both Tierney and the victim he claimed to be his assailant included a ban on entering the City Centre, and those conditions were reasserted. Tierney is set to face trial at the Liverpool Magistrates Court on the 5th of August and, as the Merseyside BNP blog reports, BNP activists "will be holding a 2nd Demo outside of the Magistrates Court as he attends." Their intent is to show that they "will not be intimidated and bullied by the state" who have "set a dangerous precedent that decent members of the public CAN NOT defend themselves against attackers." They are in fact demonstrating that their party stands in defence of savage violence by those who grap weapons when faced with non-violent opposition.

As of yet, no counter-demonstration has been arranged to face the fascist contingent outside the courthouse. Even if, as in countless prior Liverpool demonstrations, their numbers barely scrape fifty, they need to be opposed. Merseyside anti-fascists need to show that we will not accept fascist violence under the transparent pretext of "self-defence" against the non-violent, and Tierney needs to learn that the opposition and dissent he so hates will not simply fade away because he picks up a weapon.

Truth, Reason and Liberty

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the guy who used to own Quiggins right?

Sami said...

He looks like an old hippy. I'm surprised at the BNP tolerating him in the ranks.

LE said...

What the fuck is he wearing, the freak?

And what's with the white cross? Is that supposed to be one of those "white pride" crosses?

Antifascist said...

'This is the guy who used to own Quiggins right?'

That's the one.

Anonymous said...

Merseyside anti-fascists have to be made aware of this (if they aren't already).

Anonymous said...

Peter Tierney is fantastic. It shows what hypocrites you lot are that you'd attack someone like him.

Antifascist said...

"Peter Tierney is fantastic."

Yeah, what a pity we don't have more violent, racist thugs like him around. Idiot.

Mrs Tierney said...

"Peter Tierney is fantastic."

Fuck off.

eric the fish said...

I've a feling the white motif is supposed to be like a yellow triangle as the BNP seek to hijack symbols and words (hence calling opponents Nazis, Fascists etc).
He is a real nut. He did run Quiggins (sometimes known as P. Quiggins).
Used to be seen regularly ranting at shoppers in Bold St, L'pool when they threw his leaflets down.

I'm sure I saw a Quiggins shop somewhere on the way from L'pool airport. The original Quiggins Emporium is no longer in the city centre and the one in Renshaw St carrying the name apparently (correct me if I'm mistaken)has no connection.

A good turnout and exemplary behaviour needed.

The Green Arrow said...

If Peter goes to prison, I shall offer him some of the sage advice I took into the navy with me:



Plenty of vaseline old boy, plenty of vaseine.

John P said...

Joey Owens thinks he is a secret service plant put in place to see too the downfall of Liverpool BNP and to get them in as much trouble as possible.
There is a wonderful thread on VNN covering it all

Bill Oddie (nearly) said...

"And what's with the white cross?"

I think that's probably just a very stylish piece of bird crap.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure the photo isn't of Charlie Manson at a solstice gathering? I thought the BNP were supposed to be ultra-conservative but that attire. Jesus. Maybe it's a replica garb of something druids wore thousands of years ago at Stonehenge and he's getting back to his roots. Never mind embarrasing the BNP. He'd embarrass the druids.

Anonymous said...

Pete Tierney, bohemian hero to fascist zero thanks to the exposure of his BNP membership and even more so his thuggish behaviour on the streets of the City of Liverpool.

Anonymous said...

Joey Owens has built up a file address, pics etc of Wirral Anti-fascists .This guys a real nutcase.

Towards A Higher Man said...

Joey Owens has built up a file address, pics etc of Wirral Anti-fascists .This guys a real nutcase.

Nutcase yes, but don't have any file on Wirral Anti - Fascists. Get your facts right.

Man In A White Coat said...

Looks like another Odinist nutcase to complement Looney Lee Barnes, lol...

Why do the BNP appeal to mentally ill people?

shelley said...

He spends all day making sacrifices to Odin, lol

The Green Arrow said...

I have a picture of a lot of BNP members in their underpants.

Martin said...

Maybe the freak is an adult baby? does he have his nappy changed for him?

Anonymous said...

Isn't the garb the Merseysides version of the white suits and the cross to make you stand out if you do a runner?

Liverpool Anti-Fascists said...

Dear comrades,

Please support the anti-BNP demonstration outside Dale St Magistrates Court in Liverpool on Wednesday August 5th at 9.30am.

Local BNP member Peter Tierney is appearing on assault charges after an attack on an anti-fascist protestor in April. The local BNP branch have
called on their members to support him. We must show that we will not
tolerate racist and fascist violence in Liverpool or anywhere else.

Spread the word and stand up to fascism. Let's have a big show of strength on August 5th!

Liverpool Anti-Fascists

liverpoolantifascists@riseup.net

National Pride said...

I SEE THE GREEN ARROW HAS POSTED HERE....WONDER WHY HE HAS MANY PICTURES OF THE BNP IN UNDERPANTS!!!..BUT THEN THIS NEO NAZI WAS ALWAYS WEIRD TO SAY THE LEAST...THE COWARD COULD NOT DISPLAY HIS REAL NAME UNTIL IT WAS POSTED BY THE ANTI FASCIST GROUPS, BUT THEN MOST OF THE BNP SCUM HIDE BEHIND MADE UP NAMES, SHOWING THEIR TRUE COLOURS, BUT AS NICE AS PIE ON THE STREETS...