Wednesday 22 March 2017

Nae to Nazi march in Edinburgh!

UAF Scotland is organising against the threatened presence of the Nazi rump of the National Front (NF) in Edinburgh city centre, this Saturday, March 25th. The NF claim to be holding 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 decades, have ensured  this tiny, vicious group of fascists do not represent the force they once did.

UAF Scotland were part of the successful Stand Up to Racism demonstration, last weekend, where over 3000 marched. 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. The last such gathering by the NF in Swansea in 2016 saw a pathetic 50 thugs outnumbered by a Wales UAF counter of 400 people.
   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 are 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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