The Liverpool branch of the British National Party will be holding a demonstration outside Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 12th July. Liverpool Antifascists are asking people to turn out in opposition to their presence.
The fascist demonstration is in support of Peter Tierney (above), who faces sentencing that day for actual bodily harm.
The BNP claim that Tierney was wrongly convicted, despite clear CCTV evidence showing him running up behind an antifascist activist and hitting them across the head with a camera tripod. The antifascist needed to have the wound glued together in hospital after the incident.
A spokesperson for Liverpool Antifascists said: “Liverpool is a working class city with long-standing immigrant communities, and the BNP’s politics have no relevance here. We showed them that on 6th May when their every candidate they stood was decisively rejected.
“But the Tierney incident and the party’s continued support for that violent lunatic shows that they are a threat far beyond the ballot box. The BNP’s politics are the politics of violent nationalism, and we need to show them that they aren’t welcome in our city or anywhere else.”
Assemble at the Victoria Monument, Derby Square, from 8.30 am on Monday 12th July.