Monday 13 March 2017

Alloa sees off fascist flop..No to Nazi march in Edinburgh

The fascist Scottish Defence League (SDL) went to Alloa, Scotland, on Saturday, but were roundly rebuffed by anti fascists. Locals, including trades unionists, students, and Scotland UAF outnumbered the rag bag of assorted Nazis, among them, the National Front and the ostensibly banned National Action. The fascists only managed 30 or so hard core thugs, who were outnumbered over 4 to 1 by anti fascists.
The fascists thought they might get an echo on the back of a petition saying that the local council is giving refugees priority for housing over disabled and/or homeless locals. However, few if anyone from Alloa joined the fascist rump and this led to their increasing threats of violence and attempts to break out of their cordon. They were viewed for the poison that they are.
Anti fascists, by contrast, held a lively counter protest and enjoyed support from passers by. Anti fascists left confident, the fascists were clearly demoralised.
        Unite Against Fascism Scotland are next supporting the March Against Racism demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday 18 March 2017. The demonstration is supported by the STUC and a number of major trade unions, community groups and refugee and migrant rights organisations. Demonstrations will also take place in London and Cardiff on the same day.
                       Nae to Nazi March in Edinburgh!
UAF Scotland was angered to learn that the nazi rump of the National Front (NF) intend to come to Edinburgh city centre on the 25th of March to hold a racist, ‘White Pride March’.  This, on the same day that hundreds of Sikhs plan a procession in the city. The NF are a pale shadow of what they were in the 1970s, when they achieved hundreds of thousands of votes in elections and represented a real threat to black, Asian and other minorities. Consistent and united work by organisations like the Anti-Nazi League, UAF and others over the last decades, have ensured  this tiny, vicious group of fascists do not represent the force they once did.
However, emboldened by the likes of Marine Le Pen, Jobbik and Golden Dawn, the little Hitlers feel confident they can visit Edinburgh.
            UAF Scotland has a long history of ensuring that fascists do not get a toe-hold. Only recently, anti-fascists ensured that the nazi Blood and Honour gig was cancelled in Scotland.
    UAF oppose any attempts by racists and nazis to organise and will work with others to seek the biggest united mobilisation that we can to let these thugs know they are not welcome. UAF Scotland is calling upon anti-fascists, pro-refugee organisations, political parties, trade unions, community organisations, to come together to oppose the Nazi National Front. UAF Scotland demo details here,
Margaret Woods, spokesperson for UAF Scotland said, ‘The Nazi National Front were stopped by the mass movements that were Rock Against Racism and the Anti Nazi League, in the late 1970s. Their poison grew again in the SDL and BNP. But UAF and others, have blocked them.
 The fascists are small in the UK as anti fascists have been on guard. UAF Scotland stands with all who oppose fascism and their engine of racism,  to say Nae Nazis on our streets’.

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