January 10, 2010

Wootton Bassett fury at today's march rumours

Townspeople in Wootton Bassett have reacted angrily to fears the threatened extremist Islamic march was to happen in the town today.

Rumours spread that people supporting the march were on their way to the town from London and some of those opposed gathered in pubs in the town to protest.

Wiltshire councillor Allison Bucknell, whose husband Steve is Mayor of Wootton Bassett said: "There was a rumour something was going to happen so the police had to have a presence in the town. But it has all come to nothing and all it has done is cost the tax payer a lot of money."

She said a group of people described as football supporters had gathered to counter any march.

Coun Bucknell said: "If this march was to go ahead ordinary Wootton Bassett people would close their doors and stay inside but the problem is there are plenty of other people who say they want to defend Wootton Bassett and there is where the trouble could start. It would be far better to ignore the extremists altogether."

She praised the handful of muslim people who live in Wootton Bassett who have spoken out eloquently to put over the views of moderate Islamics.

"What they have said has been very sensible. They are part of the community and know Wootton Bassett but this threat of an extremist march doesn't help anyone. They have had their five minutes of publicity they should leave it alone now."

Wiltshire Police today wanted to say little about the rumours. A statement said the force was aware of a march happening imminently and said it was prepared to react.

It is understood overtime will have to be paid to officers whose shift should have ended at 4pm but were told to remain on standby.

One man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We are here today because we heard through social networking sites that the march would take place today. "It may have been a wasted journey for all of us, and if that is the case, we want to say that we will be here again next time we hear that it is taking place." A police spokesman said the operation was being led by Superintendant Gavin Williams. Police in cars have been in the town since later morning after information was picked up on Facebook but no riot vans were in position. These would have been ready if needed. The people who turned up in the town to protest against the march were from the English Defence League.

This is Wiltshire

14 comments:

Denise said...

One Lee John Barnes was doing his utmost yesterday to fan these rumours.

bloo said...

One lot of extremists failed to turn up but the other lot of extremists got bladdered in hostelries as usual.

If the home secretary is to ban Islam4UK, the EDL should also be banned for trying to incite race hatred.

Anonymous said...

When is this government going to do something to make all football hooligan activities illegal?

bradley bee said...

Monday's Metro newspaper interviewed some of the EDL scum, sadly, giving them yet more free publicity, which will lead the conspiracy theorists on Stormfront/VNN etc to assume they are part of the state foreign policy apparatus!

Denise said...

This is what Lee Barnes posted yesterday:

Just had a phone call from someone saying that Choudry and his mob will be marching through Wootton Bassett tomorrow - I dont know if it is true but someone from Luton has rung me and said his mate inside the mosque where Choudry goes has said that Choudry and his followers are going to march tomorrow.

Now that's all very convenient (and very unlikely), don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Now that's all very convenient (and very unlikely), don't you think?

12:14 AM, January 11, 2010


Barnes started the rumour. Maybe plod will feel his collar for costing them a packet

Anonymous said...

This all seems to have originated from barnes blog.I didnt know anyone read it.

Anonymous said...

Free publicity for these morons! The same will happen if Griffin goes to jail.

Owl said...

So much for the BNP "proscribing" their neo-nazi footy hoolie rivals the EDL.

So Lee Barnes supports the EDL as well as the BNP.

Anonymous said...

griffin wont go to jail its only a civil court not a criminal court they do not have the power to hand out prison sentences

Barbara said...

Anjem Choudary of religious far-right faces off Nick Griffin, ideological far-right.

Two posturing, would-be-macho primates roar and beat their chests in total disregard for the inappropriate vulgarity of the display.

It makes a great story, except for those of us fed-up to the back teeth with posturing males acting out their problems in public.

Anonymous said...

"Barnes started the rumour. Maybe plod will feel his collar for costing them a packet"

Maybe the Police have an "understanding" with Barnes, if you know what I mean. Ever wondered why some in the BNP lead charmed lives and seem immune from prosecution?

Workingman said...

http://www.1millionunited.org/news/exclusive/

Anonymous said...

"Barnes started the rumour. Maybe plod will feel his collar for costing them a packet"

Maybe the Police have an "understanding" with Barnes, if you know what I mean. Ever wondered why some in the BNP lead charmed lives and seem immune from prosecution?

Absolutely. Barnes seems to be able to incite and to provoke at whim, often using some of the most vilest and racist imflammatory language that you can imagine ( and all that coming from the BNP's pretend "legal advisor"). Clearly, Barnes has some sort of an "understanding" with the powers-that-be.

Also, considering the fact that Barnes is a cannabis-user and work-shy, yet receives hand-outs from the BNP, the fact that he has yet to be prosecuted by the DSS says it al.

Perhaps one day it will all be exposed and we'll get to truly know how many of the BNP hierrachy were actually state-plants.