Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by M Testa, Nov 23, 2018.
The bars by the like button
I found a much more convoluted way, in the end, clicking the username, selecting About, then finding a tiny flag icon over on the right sidebar, clicking through a bunch of irrelevant stuff about posts, and entering details into a text box at the bottom of the page. Go me
‘Nazi salute’ actually began as a reflex to block incoming milkshakes, confirm historians
Anyone else planning to be in Salford tomorrow?
are you planning to milkshake the fourth top?
There's a McDonalds not too far away....but I'm gonna be pressed for time getting there.
Na I'm actually in Manchester tomorrow but I'm on the 3pm train out of there. Hopefully there will be a good turn out of opposition.
Blackburn today. I see they've chosen another kiddies park to play on.
Dibble should be all over that, given the nonce ratio in Tommeh's gang.
Suffer the little children to come tommeh
Off the Facebook:
All a bit quiet in Blackburn.
i like the fact it doesn't have Mc D on it. make of Mc D what you will, they are certainly not anti fash and I don't feel comfortable with them being portrayed us such.
a friend of a friend bricked his van.
from the mail
both in there doing coke no doubt
He pulled a crowd of maybe 250-300 at a guess where the counter demo was quite a bit smaller.
It felt like it was getting moody at times when a few eggs started being thrown. Not enough locals on the counter demo, surprised by the number of women out with their kids to see SYL.
Apparently kicked off as police were escorting people away.
Two people arrested after clashes and chaotic scenes at Tommy Robinson rally in Salford
There were some local trade unionists present, but you're right - & that picture shows the divide starkly - the left self-separated from the Salford residents, not confident enough to stand amongst them, argue their case nose to nose. Standing off, chanting about refugees & nazis seemed to miss the point & the opportunity. And yes, it did get ugly afterwards, protestors harried & bricked as they walked back to town. On the plus side, Rebel media got milkshaked. He has the look of a man who would suck it out of his lapels afterwards.
Early polling not looking hopeful for TR, & he's already getting his excuses in. Britain Elects North West forecast - Brexit Party 2 (+2) Labour 2 (-1) Lib Dem 2 (+2) Tories 1 (-1) Green 1 (+1).
This is interesting from Hope Not Hate - some details of their campaign. Private polling, & then a decision to a) try to keep TR's name out of headlines & heads (passive no-platforming, hinting at pressure applied to newsrooms?) & b) mobilise those appalled rather than pleased by the prospect of a TR victory with (expensive) targeted leafletting.
Apparently a result in the North West - 38,900 votes, 2.2%, lost deposit. Still a lot of work to be done, it's a display of decency from most people up here rather than any victory for the oppositional forces & campaigns, but I'll take small mercies tonight.
IMO this isn't the result of someone who's been 'seen off', as many seem to be crowing about today - it's the numbers of someone who never stood a chance. Great publicity for Hope Not Hate though.
He's from Luton, which is one of those places up North.
It's only a shame there was nobody lying in wait with a milkshake.
Extremist Tommy Robinson sneaks out of election count after loss
Have we had this yet ? hasnt aged well
What a completely meritless, irritating, patronising cunt that man is. Regardless of his nasty politics.
looks a wee bit coked up to me
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