We Are Bristol and Bristol Unite Against Fascism have called for a march and rally in the city on Saturday 14 July to oppose a planned demonstration by the English Defence League (EDL).
The racist thugs of the EDL have announced plans to come to town that Saturday — despite the city hosting Bristol Pride event organised by the LGBT community for the people of the South West.
We Are Bristol have called a march and rally, “Celebrating diversity — Resisting racism and fascism”, to show the EDL that they are not welcome.
The details for the counter demonstration are:
Saturday 14 July. Assemble at 11am, Fountains, Bristol City Centre
We Are Bristol said:
There is no place for the EDL here in Bristol’s multi-cultural,
multi-racial and multi-faith community”.
For more information, to add your name to our list of supporters, or to send messages of support please email: WeAreBristol@ymail.com
By post: We Are Bristol, c/o CWU office, 20 Church Rd, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JA
WE ARE BRISTOL is a broad-based network of local community groups, political organisations and trade unions. We are supported by:Bristol Unite Against Fascism; Kerry McCarthy MP; Mark Serwotka (PCS general secretary); West Country PCS; Avon FBU; Unite Health Branch; North Somerset NUT; UNISON Local Govt; Nigel Costley (SWTUC); Mark Bradshaw (Labour Councillor); Mike Woolacott (Labour Councillor); Ben Mosely (Labour Candidate); Marvin Rees (Mayoral Candidate); Dave Wilshire (CWU Branch Sec); John Drake (FBU Regional Chair); Adrian Probert (PCS Branch Sec); Helen Daniels (PCS Forestry Branch Sec); Tim Lezard (NUJ); Nina Franklin (NUT Nat exec); Anne Lemon (NUT Nat Exec); Andy Robertson (RMT); Glyn Ford (Polint); Marianne Owens (PCS); Owen Jones (Journalist); Bristol Labour Party members; Bristol Queercafe; Bristol Anarchist Federation; Bristol Antifascists and many more.