May 27, 2010

EDL Walsall demo cancelled

The controversial English Defence League have called off a planned demonstration against a proposed mosque in Walsall after learning that the biggest single group opposed to the scheme are Muslims. George Makin reports.

The anti-Islamic EDL had announced they would hold a demonstration on June 19 against a scheme to build a new place of worship in Vicarage Close which had previously been denied planning permission by the Walsall council. Proposers of the development have announced their intention to appeal the decision.

The EDL’s proposed demonstration led to a joint statement by the leaders of all three party leaders on Walsall council, fearful of a repeat of violent clashes which have occurred at other EDL events, that the rightwing group was not wanted in the town.

During negotiations with police EDL organiser were surprised to learn the original planning application had been opposed by many Muslims in Walsall who claim there are enough mosques in the borough already.

The EDL are now planning for a demonstration in Dudley on June 19 and for another in Alum Rock in Birmingham at a later date.

The Stirrer


Anonymous said...

now thats the kind of news we want,forget about the edl. the point that muslims are been seen to have a positive voice is excellent

Anonymous said...

"EDL marching in Alum Rock"

I can see this one getting really messy.

B31 Antifascist said...

The EDL are now planning for a demonstration in Dudley on June 19 and for another in Alum Rock in Birmingham at a later date.

They came to Dudley, they made their point, caused massive chaos with motorists and shoppers and incited just the teensie weensiest bit of racial hatred whilst doing so. The bottom line is do the authorities allow them to do it a second time?

So why Dudley then when the planners have already caved in to the far right?

As for Alum Rock, the Rock is one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the City (with Muslim and Roman Catholic being thetwo main religious groupings), therefore the intentions of the EDL through naming this area is SOLELY to try to whip up racial and religious conflict. As with the NF in Erdington/Stockland Green in the 90s, local traders and residents must organise now to successfully nip this one in the bud.

Anonymous said...

Just proves to show how thick the EDL-style nazis are.

One muslim is the same as anothber muslim if you are racist.

Anonymous said...

Just come across
a link to the BNP's money-making-scam manual.