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EDL watch

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Das Uberdog, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

  2. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!

  3. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    How can one deduce whether the sound of the honk of a car horn is in support of one side or the other or, indeed, in support of anyone at all?
     
  4. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!

    Especially on Victoria Road North, there's the roundabout there with the bridge going to Asda and the train station at the next roundabout over.
     
  5. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    The EDL are growing. Both in the City I live and my home town.

    I was hoping the local fash would keep it off the street.
     
  6. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

  7. Das Uberdog

    Das Uberdog remembers the alamo

    EDL demonstrating in Preston on the 27th. UAF have undermined the attempts of local activists to build a meaningful demo in conjunction with them by changing the location of the counter-demo from the flagmarket to the fishmarket (close by, but easily separated and secured by a bottleneck) and gearing up for a LMHR disco. plans for non-UAF to turn up outside the police kettle at the flagmarket, but UAF will get the numbers.
     
  8. OneStrike

    OneStrike Well-Known Member

    Also reported that the EDL will also be demonstrating in Nuneaton on the 27th, Warwickshire police are reassuring customers that they will be safe to shop as per Normal.
     
  9. Das Uberdog

    Das Uberdog remembers the alamo

    UAF have sabotaged themselves in an attempt to prevent a meaningful anti-EDL in Preston, deleting their wn facebook group advertizing the event (because others were posting on the wall) and starting not only a new 'invite only' event, but also a new invite/request only UAF group (to stop people posting on the wall). They currently have 39 out of a previous total of 200+.
     
  10. Tacita

    Tacita Pipe Dreamer

  11. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    Looks like the twats have started threatening councils now..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11848225
     
  12. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    Peterborough on the 11th December.

    There will be a fair bit of support there.....and opposition from the Asian lads, hopefully.
     
  13. cliche guevara

    cliche guevara Well-Known Member

    Are these cunts doing something in London today? Seems to be a lot of them about.
     
  14. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    Any chance we can get back our pagan celebration and they can piss off back to Bethlehem with their fucking christianity.
     
  15. radio_atomica

    radio_atomica mrs vole the vet

    UAF and Preston and South Ribble TUC jointly booked the flag market for the 27th before the EDL attempted to book the flag market for their March. Despite the booking from UAF/TUC being accepted they were then bumped to allowed the EDL to march and congregate on the flag market. The fish market is the area the UAF/TUC was offered by the council/police.
     
  16. radio_atomica

    radio_atomica mrs vole the vet

    I agree that was a bad move, they should have just moderated the original event/wall etc to remove incorrect information.
     
  17. radio_atomica

    radio_atomica mrs vole the vet

    Anyway, report from Preston so far, I've seen tons of police, only seen 2 coachloads of EDL coming in but haven't been in the centre all day. Was very quiet earlier on in terms of the usual numbers of shoppers you would see on a Saturday a month before Xmas. Tons of police all over the place, got stopped at traffic lights earlier on so they could escort a coachload of EDL through so they wouldn't have to stop at the lights and one of the main roads into the centre was blocked earlier so a coach could drop off near the pubs where they're meeting before the march.
     
  18. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    1000 EDL and 150 UAF in Preston.
     
  19. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Nick Lowles reports that 'its going off' in Nuneaton .
     
  20. radio_atomica

    radio_atomica mrs vole the vet

  21. radio_atomica

    radio_atomica mrs vole the vet

    From what I've worked out from twitter feeds, UAF & associated counter protest are on covered market area, EDL are split into two groups, larger one on flag market, smaller group coming up friargate. Police are blocking the roads and alleyways which give access to the coveredmarket (fish market). The only barriers erected to stop the EDL and UAF protests meeting were between covered market and flag market, nothing round the back which is where they seem to be approaching from, as far as I can tell.

    Preston Council just tweeted: "Preston is open for business as usual, the protests are due to finish at 2pm."
     
  22. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

    off twitter:

    his updates certainly don't tie up with local press blog reporting.
     
  23. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

    Lancashire Telegraph twitter comments today, start at the bottom:

     
  24. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

    Nick Lowles earlier:

    seems to have been talking shite.
     
  25. radio_atomica

    radio_atomica mrs vole the vet

    video here of edl on the flag market taken from crown of onlookers on cheapside, this would certainly suggest there are not 600-800 on the flag market area of their protest...
     
  26. SpineyNorman

    SpineyNorman it was already like that when I got here

    Lowles has just sent out an email containing this paragraph: "I'm sorry to write to you at the weekend but I felt you needed to know about the violence caused by the EDL today in Preston and Nuneaton. Bricks, bottles, coins, smoke grenades, fireworks and thunderflashes have rained down on police and local people in both places. As I write this I'm hearing of people with serious head injuries being led away."

    There's also a picture of what he claims to be a "flash grenade". I have no idea whether it is - it actually looks like a diseased squid! (sorry, can't figure out how to post images when I don't have a URL)
     
  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    right click, copy image location
     
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    the more things change the more they stay the same.
     
  29. radio_atomica

    radio_atomica mrs vole the vet

    I think that's the image he's been emailing:

    [​IMG]
     
  30. SpineyNorman

    SpineyNorman it was already like that when I got here

    Cheers. I'll remember that for the future.
     

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