Overalt i Storbritannien har der været demonstrationer mod den tiltagende trussel fra Islam og muslimske indvandrere. For en gangs skyld får Nick Griffin fra British National Party lov til at sige et par ord. Også klip fra demonstrationer fra EDL.

anti-fascists vs BNP Protests Over Woolwich Death

Også de voldelige rødfascister fra UAF; Unite Against Fascism er på benene.

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Published on Jun 1, 2013

Rival protests by anti-fascists and BNP supporters outside the Palace of Westminster saw scuffles, despite a heavy police presence to keep the groups apart.

One man, a BNP activist, suffered a large cut to the nose after fierce shouting from either side of gated barriers spilled into violence. Dozens of police sought to break up the two sides. Police sniffer dogs were also deployed to help calm the situation, as tempers flared.

Some 58 people, who were part of the Unite Against Fascism (UAF) protest, have been arrested for suspected public order offences.

The BNP group cheered as the handcuffed demonstrators were led onto a red double decker London bus which had "Special Service" as its destination. Some of those arrested were carried by officers holding their arms and legs.
Scotland Yard said a group, believed to be part of the UAF protest, gathered in a pre-arranged penned area - but some were unwilling to remain within that area.

The disorder came despite calls for peace from police and the family of soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in Woolwich last month in what police are treating as a terrorist attack. The BNP had planned to march from Woolwich Barracks, but were banned from doing so by Scotland Yard, amid fears that their presence could lead to disorder.

Sky's James Matthews said up to 200 people gathered on Old Palace Yard, clutching BNP banners and calling for "hate preachers out". Around 1,000 people joined the nearby UAF protest, holding banners which read "smash the BNP" and "say no to Islamophobia".

Around 50 of them rushed towards one man as he was escorted by police to the area containing the BNP group.

One BNP supporter who was injured in the fighting said: "I've put my best suit on today and come out for a peaceful demonstration and this is what's happened. "And to think they call us thugs!"

BNP leader Nick Griffin told Sky News: "The family have made a very dignified plea that people should not use Lee Rigby's tragic death as a reason to attack other people and we agree with that 100%.

"We're here to make a political protest to draw attention to a political problem.

"Because if people stick their heads in the sand, if people continue to believe the lie - one that Islam is a religion of peace and two that our involvement in wars like Afghanistan and Iraq isn't causing problems - then more lads will die like Lee Rigby."

Also, rival protests by the Scottish Defence League (SDL) and anti-racism campaigners took place in Edinburgh's Old Town.

The SDL held a protest outside the Scottish Parliament, while Unite Against Fascism (UAF) organised its own counter-protest. Police, who were at the scene in large numbers, kept the two groups apart with barriers in the city's Horse Wynd, in front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Meanwhile, Labour leader Ed Miliband joined celebrities and thousands of others in signing a letter to a newspaper in protest at far-right groups using the death of Drummer Rigby for their own agenda. In the letter to the editor of the Daily Mirror, they wrote: "The EDL and Islamic extremists are more similar to each other than to us.

They share a violent, hate-fuelled desire for conflict and war, and we will not let either group tear our country apart."

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