Stop the Fascist NWI – Sat 24/3/2012 – Greater Manchester – Antifascist call-out! (UK)
The North West Infidels (NWI), a splinter group from the English Defence League with links to many other fascist and extreme-right groups, are planning a demonstration in Greater Manchester on Saturday 24 March. We call on all anti-fascists, anti-racists and organised workers to mobilise in opposition to the presence of these fascists on our streets.
We call for a national mobilisation of anti-fascists!
The below text is taken from Liverpool Antifascists //
This demonstration comes in the wake of a number of incidents which show that the far-right is aiming to re-assert itself as a physical force on the streets. The British National Party’s electoral support is hemorrhaging thanks to internal splits, whilst the EDL is viewed as just not radical and racist enough for hardcore supporters, allowing the NWI to gain prominence with disillusioned far right activists.
With much of the left pre-occupied by the governments attacks on the working class – from pensions and job cuts to workfare and the NHS – the NWI and similar groups have been able to operate largely unmolested. Each action that is met with no or inadequate opposition allows them to grow in confidence and draw more people to their cause. This has to stop.
We do not yet know where in the North West the NWI demonstration will be, but wherever it is it must be met with resistance.
Liverpool Antifascists will be gathering in Liverpool City Centre from 10am on the day of the demonstration – if the fascists are coming to our city, we will defend our streets. If they are going elsewhere, we will have transport ready to ensure that we can still oppose them. The public meeting point for the mobilisation will be announced closer to the date.
We call on other anti-fascists across the North West to do the same.
It is crucial that we mobilise nationally in the face of a national mobilisation from the far-right, we must not allow them to control the streets through numbers swelled by a nationwide call-out.
We call on all antifascists in the UK to make their way to Greater Manchester on the 24th!
Solidarity and sincere thanks to our anti-fascist comrades in Bristol!
Antifascists in the North West
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