November 19, 2009

Protests expected as BNP leader visits Barking battleground

Anti-fascist groups claimed today that the BNP was aiming to "divide and weaken" a community by launching its general election campaign in an inner-city suburb

The visit of BNP leader Nick Griffin to Barking in east London is expected to attract protests and demonstrations. Griffin has said he intends to stand in the constituency in the next general election. Unite Against Fascism have promised to mount a protest against the BNP's presence in the area.

Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, said: "Griffin is coming to Barking to peddle his racist poison in order to divide and weaken the community. We want to bring people together to expose him as a Nazi and a racist.

"The vast majority of people in Barking hate Griffin and the fascist BNP. We want to mobilise that majority to drive Griffin's vote down and drive the BNP out of town."

A BNP spokesman confirmed that Griffin would be visiting the area. Extra officers from the Metropolitan Police are expected to marshal the event.

In June, the BNP won its first two seats in the European Parliament. The Barking constituency is currently held by Culture Minister Margaret Hodge.



Anonymous said...

the very last thing Barking needs is an influx of Weyman Bennett and his screaming harridans.

All Barking will end up with is increased violence which will have been instigated by Weyman and his bunch.

But of course Hodge will only work with UAF and has made her position very clear.


Anonymous said...

Dicky Bumbrook will stick tongue as usually up arse!

Anonymous said...

Tulip is right this will only raise temperatures and force ppl to take sides. No other alternative will get a look in.

Not sure that the average Barking voter is going to prefer Hodge and Weyman over Grifffin and those who wouldn't vote BNP may just stay at home in protest. Shame really but its becoming oh so predictable...