So far over 7,300 letters have been sent to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire police in protest at the proposed EDL march in Leeds and 2,663 letters have been sent to the Home Secretary calling for the EDL to be prevented from coming to Manchester.
Later today I will be writing to Leeds City Council expressing our disappointment at their refusal to approach the Home Office for a ban. I’ll also be writing to every Leeds City Councillor reminding them of their duty to uphold good community relations and that the thousands of local people who have sent the council letters will not forgive their elected representatives if violence breaks out.
Meanwhile the BNP is getting in on the act with the release of a ‘Stop Islamic Colonisation — No More Mosques’ T-shirt. Their website claims this is by popular demand but it is clearly an attempt to tap in to the publicity generated by the EDL and its protests.
- To add your support to the Leeds protest, please visit here.
- To add your support to the Manchester protest, please visit here.