October 29, 2009

We'll set dogs on you: BNP thugs

Two anti-BNP protesters were told they would have their throats ripped out by Rottweilers if they continued to disrupt a fundraising dinner in Ross-on-Wye.

Mother-of-five Antoinette Beizsley, 47, said she was also "pushed hard" by BNP-hired thugs at the town's Chase Hotel when she and members of her family breached a police line to enter the hotel's grounds, before being verbally threatened. Antoinette's aunt Sue Fellows, also received the threat. Sue, who is a youth worker at Cinderford's CANDI drop-in centre, said: "They told us if they saw us again they'd open the back of their van and set their Rottweillers on us. They said the dogs would rip our throats out."

One protester, a 19-year-old from Worcester, was given a fixed penalty notice by police for a minor public order offence.

Up to 100 anti-fascist demonstrators – many from Ross-on-Wye and the Forest of Dean – protested as guests of the BNP's Trafalgar Club arrived for a dinner fundraiser for the extreme right-wing party on Saturday evening. One vehicle was pelted with eggs.

Antoinette, who now lives in Wiltshire, said: "I used to be politically active against fascists a long time ago and Ross is my hometown, so I felt incensed when I discovered BNP members were there. I have always been against bullies, and the BNP are the worst kind. With their racist and discriminatory beliefs, I don't think they should be legal. I was proud to be there demonstrating against neo-Nazis with six members of my family. I was shocked at the behaviour of the security officers."

Her son Adam is now organising an online campaign on Facebook urging businesses and travel websites to boycott the hotel for hosting the annual dinner.

Sue Fellows said: "I live only a few hundred yards from the Chase Hotel and I've used it in the past. It's shameful that the hotel took the booking, and didn't even inform its staff or other guests until the last minute. My grandfather fought against the Nazis and Hitler in the Second World War, and now we have fascists on our doorstep. We had to make a stand against them and their hateful beliefs. Britain has always been a multi-racial society and I see nothing wrong with that."

On Sunday morning BNP leader Nick Griffin was spotted with his entourage taking a pleasure cruise along the Wye at Symonds Yat.

A spokesman for West Mercia police said: "The protest went ahead peacefully and there was no need for any proactive police intervention. Disruption to local residents and visitors was kept to a minimum."

While a recently leaked BNP members' list showed the party has just six members within the Forest of Dean constituency (down from nine in 2007), the Hereford constituency, which includes Ross, has its own branch and membership has risen from 15 to 25 within two years. The Hereford branch was set up by a leading BNP member and convicted terrorist Dr Lambertus Nieuwhof, whose company hosts a number of party websites.

Chase Hotel general manager Colin Parcell was unavailable for comment.

This is Gloucestershire

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's no secret that the BNP are violent thugs who once roamed the streets of UK as wild Nazi soldiers, however nothing has really changed apart from the same thugs wearing suits. I have confronted few BNP members and threats and racism is the only tools they really have and mastered.

Nothing really changes with these racist thugs. These criminals are hell bent on making the streets of UK more dangerous and the worst thing is that they are targeting working class families and especially their young generation.

I think people need to focus their attention towards educating the younger generation and especially from the working class background.

Karen said...

Dr Nieuhof - I don't think so - I would be surprised if Bep even has a school leaving certificate!

loinah said...

Ironic EDL street-fighting nazis story: - Just heard on the BBC Look North regional programme in Leeds that people in Leeds were angry that a Christmas Tree in City Square had been cut down, with fears of the old tabloid hysteria that Christmas had been cancelled.

The reporter then adds that Leeds Council had chopped down the tree to stop it falling on EDL members heads obviously in-case there are riots.

Some say that's political correctness gone mad, lol.......

Taste the fuckin' irony!!!

Anonymous said...

Steady on we have Rotties please dont give them a bad name.
Paul.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight. The protesters pelt cars/people with eggs, break through a police line,(resulting on one protester being fined) invade the grounds and when security stop them from gaining entrance to the hotel, which is after all, securitys job, you have the gall to call theses people thugs. One question, if the security people hadn't been there, what would the protesters have done to the BNP supporters when they entered the building? if people want to be "extreme",fair enough, but you must expect to be met with the same amount of venom back. After reading the article, it seems like some people want to dish it out, but are not willing to take it back. I am not a BNP member or supporter, but the hypocrisy from both sides at times pisses me off.I doubt this comment will be published as it is not filled with rabid hysteria which seems to fill these message boards.

Anonymous said...

Fascist skinhead thugs would be nothing without their dangerous dogs.

Antifascist said...

'One question, if the security people hadn't been there, what would the protesters have done to the BNP supporters when they entered the building?'

Given that one of them was a 47 year-old woman and the other was her (presumably older) aunt, probably shouted a bit and dished out a few leaflets. Are the BNP hierarchy so terrified of the truth that they have to threaten middle-aged women?

'I doubt this comment will be published as it is not filled with rabid hysteria...'

But it is filled with crap.

peewee said...

That's told the absurdist neo-Nazi trolls, Ketlan!

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with the Dogs - It is the owners who should be pot to sleep.

Old Sailor

Anonymous said...

"I am not a BNP member or supporter"

ding!

which pretty much says that you are. the same refrain you and your kin pepper the internet with innit.

'I'm not a bnp supporter but....

...muslims are evil.
...griffin is quite nice really.

insert illogical 'brain washing' nonsense here.....

eat shit not so clever dick!

Anonymous said...

Ketlan is an homo he takes it up the arse,your a dirty little bastard who if justice is done will die of aids.

Antifascist said...

'Ketlan is an homo he takes it up the arse,your a dirty little bastard who if justice is done will die of aids.'

Yawn...

Y said...

'Ketlan is an homo he takes it up the arse,your a dirty little bastard who if justice is done will die of aids.'", Said Mark Collette.

Yes, Mark Collett is back trolling Lancaster Unity again.

How's your stalking of underage girls going, Paedo Boy Collett?

James said...

This shows crude homophobia is alive and kicking in BNP/EDL land.

Thank goodness most people don't think this way!

Dark Poet said...

"Ketlan is an homo he takes it up the arse,your a dirty little bastard who if justice is done will die of aids."

This is a terrible statement full of inaccuracies. If you are going to insult someone, please apply standards of basic English.

You need:

a comma after "homo"
fullstop after "arse"
"Your" should be "You're" or "You are" with a capital letter
"who" comma
"if justice is done" comma.
"aids" should have a capital letter

Seeing as all humans came out of Africa, we are all immigrants. If Nick Gri££in doesn't like that, he can fuck off back to where he came from