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The sorry tale of the EDL is perhaps wending it's way to an anti-climax. Yesterday saw a piss-poor turn out in Barking end up in an ignominious defeat in Whitechapel.

The league decided to make a stand in Barking – long an area of widespread BNP support. Admittedley this was only intended to be a regional demo not one of their national 'big ones' but even so the turn-out was poor.

SchNEWS spoke to a local anti-fascist “It really was a poor turn-out about 80 of them mostly old guys in their fifties or young kids – no casuals to be seen”. The EDL were cordoned off by police outside Barking Town Hall and exchanged points of view with a small UAF contingent. Later the right-wingers were bombarded with pots of yoghurt from above.

After that not particularly inspiring effort a few leaguers decided to up the ante. Around twenty of them got off the tube at Bethnal Green and pub-crawled their way up to the East London mosque. Attentive SchNEWS readers will know that this was the target of the EDL Tower Hamlets demo back in September.

According to our anti-fascist witness “They were there briefly, shouting 'Allah is a paedo', then almost straight away one of them got knocked out. Within ten minutes there were three or four hundred locals there ready to confront them. There were also TSG [riot police] all over the shop. The EDL were then all arrested for their own safety” Nice one guys!


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There are 21 comments on this story...
Added By: anarchist - 17th January 2012 @ 7:15 PM
You are on an establishment agenda nowadays. You suckers have been spooked. Root them out.
Added By: Jo Makepeace - 18th January 2012 @ 9:41 AM
Care to elaborate?
Added By: Hup Mcr - 18th January 2012 @ 2:57 PM
Yeah seems like a crass and ignorant comment
Added By: anarchist - 18th January 2012 @ 8:55 PM
feeding of the five thousand suckers for propaganda
Added By: Anonymous - 19th January 2012 @ 9:42 PM
Shit, I think you may be right.

Are you the same guy who tipped us off about the CasaPound article (http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/CASAPOUND-RUNS-RIOT-IN-FOREIGN-MARKET/)? We interegated Miffy and found her politics didn't pass the anarchist test, so we had her shot. We're gonna check this guy out next.

As long as the others don't start suspecting me...
Added By: gott-fried. - 20th January 2012 @ 2:09 AM
we should feel sorry for the edl, it must be very hard work both to continuously hate other people for being other people, and also to maintain the self-belief of being extremely stupid. Obviously, for most edlers, that is "not just a belief".

racism is a mental handicap.

...as even their trolling proves.
Added By: anarchiste - 21st January 2012 @ 8:55 PM
Halal... Where are the ALF?
Female Genital Mutilation... Where are the Feminists?
Who has working calluses on thier hands?
Added By: Anarchiste - 23rd January 2012 @ 9:58 AM
47 racist paedophile rapists on trial at Liverpool Crown Court Febuary 6th. Should we be there and Demo?
Added By: raciste fasciste scume - 28th January 2012 @ 5:05 PM
demo against what, edler?

Both the edl and BNP have paedos, rapists and racists! (kettle meet pot!!) in their ranks, alongst violent hooliganism, support (and training) for racist mass-murdering psychopaths, worshipping of violent ideologies, and a desire for ethnic cleansing.

so your demos are against *what*, exactly? Against religious freedom, or against brown-skinned people you feel you can pick on? Or just for your personal ego trip, leading the morons by the nose for your own personal gain?

i heard you got knocked around a bit recently, 'tommy', i'm glad you weren't murdered in racist hate-crimes like those knifed over New Year. Did you cheer those news items?

and btw, are you Davie Camoron's long-lost bastard?? Truly eerie resemblance. I'd take him to a paternity court if i were you.
Added By: anarchiste - 30th January 2012 @ 8:46 PM
Demo against 47 paedophile racist rapists.
Racist = Bad
Paedophile = bad
Rapist = bad
Added By: Anarchiste - 30th January 2012 @ 8:51 PM
Could we not at least support the indigenous genocide of the British folk.
Added By: Anonymous - 31st January 2012 @ 4:13 PM
@ "anarchiste" aka EDL troll

Halal - the idea that the EDL's campaign against Halal is to do with animal rights is laughable, it's merely another excuse to have a racist emo. Having seen wobbly ranks of the EDL up close I doubt there are many vegans amongst them (especially the ones throwing bacon around).

Female genital mutilation - definitely an issue in parts of Africa and the Middle East, and on a small scale in this country (where it is illegal). I'm certainly not in favour of it, but I don't see how marching through the streets shouting "Allah is a Paedo" would help.

I don't know that much about the alleged "47 paedophiles", what I do know is that they're in court on Monday - so (while I'm not a massive fan of our legal system) they have presumably been arrested, charged and (if found guilty) they will go to prison - so what exactly do you want to happen? By this logic you should be outside court everyday because there are always people accused of crimes in there, or didn't you know that?

It's a classic fascist tactic that allows you to blame an entire minority for something while also being able to say "we may be twats but we're not as bad as them" making counter demos difficult, i.e. "oppose us and you are pro-paedo".

As for "the indigenous genocide of the British folk" - According to the 2001 Census 90.9% of the population is white, while only 3% are Muslim (I realise these aren't mutually exclusive btw). So... what genocide?
Added By: miffy - 31st January 2012 @ 4:16 PM
Incidentally I meant 'racist demo' not 'racist emo' though I think I'd rather have a racist emo.
Added By: Anarchiste - 31st January 2012 @ 7:49 PM
EDL- who they? All I know is the bourgseois always fear the actual working class. There is no red in the black flag. We have 12 thousand years of liberty to protect against any stripe of fascist. And spooks who easily manipulate suckers. The big picture is wide screen, not parochial.
Added By: Morkus Twainia - 12th February 2012 @ 3:55 AM
"Could we not at least support the indigenous genocide of the British folk."

WotTheFuck?? Have you 'progressed' from coke to crack, stephen? Go back to your little EDL on-line hide-out on the BBC forum.


- is it my imagination, or are you now finding them very shallow there? Are you *finally* waking up to the realisation that racism in a world with nuclear weapons is actual suicide?

leave 'the dark side' Lennon, do you honestly think you would enjoy the future you would create with the EDL? Even Adolf deeply regretted it, and earlier than you would believe. Round about the first time - and only time - he visited a working concentration camp. You should try it - go to Poland and visit Auschwitz, look into the faces in the pictures, and imagine them being English Muslims. Is your own political power that important to you, that you would cause *this* on British soil?

you know full well that this Tory Govt is vastly more dangerous to the people of this country than the Islamic religion, along with its nuLabour wing. Give up the racism, and join with the good people in fighting for Britain, for the NHS and for the welfare state - these things affect the working classes far more than this minority religion could ever do.

your energies and intelligence are wasted on this racial hatred. Btw, 'Tommy', have you noticed yet you get hammered every time you come near B'ton?? Perhaps its time you brought your "divisions" down here again? Or just come yourself to the Cowley for a chat - no-one would lay a finger on you, even the UAF would respect such bravery.

they do have some good ales on tap.
Added By: Anarchiste - 14th February 2012 @ 6:42 PM
Are you proud of your ancestors and the land they come from?
Added By: Anonymous - 14th February 2012 @ 9:21 PM

No, I reserve pride for my own achievements not those of dead people who happened to be born in the same nation state as me.
Added By: Anarchiste. - 15th February 2012 @ 10:22 AM
If you do not know your history you do not know where you are coming from. Bob Marley.
Added By: fred blogs - 5th March 2012 @ 1:37 AM
if you do not understand your history, you can be manipulated against your better interests.
Added By: Lenten Friend - 21st March 2012 @ 7:54 AM
Is everyone who comes here, right or wrong? I mean, is that what you have to be...one or the other? I see, or I think I see, mutual hate building, of two opposites who will never work 'it' out. For 'it' is surely the enemy here, the blindness of our species, to be apparently on course to total self destruction.

The sun IS shining today, even when it is raining, even when it is nightime. I have got enough food in my belly and my cupboard, to last more than a few days. How much hate do you have for the things that make you impure at heart? Does it ever occur to you that all this hate, from both sides, could stop, if you really wanted it to? But I can see that you do not want to.

We all have paradigms from which our lives started. Perhaps some had a bad time in our early years, bad parents, one or both, bad school, bad company bad family etc. But....why should we believe in all that badness and take it in as if it belongs to us, or is part of us, when we mostly cry for freedom all the time - yet still can not show a mature act of freedom from that which has blinded us and molded us from the beginning? If we think like animals we will act as such, but we are much more than that?

All of us ARE children of God - I mean - that ultimate which created all of us - the whole world and everything known in the stars above. I accept that 'God' means alot of different things to everyone. I only want to share my feelings and beliefs on this. There are those who profit in hate and destruction and they are filled with the spirit of the evil one. 'God' and 'Satan' (I accept that 'Satan' means alot of different things to everyone) are extremes in all of us. You are my brothers and sisters and I am trying to be all that I can be, just by being human. So my ultimate point in all this is...where is Jesus' warning being taken seriously here, and or in your own lives at at a deeply personal level?

Peace to all of goodwill.
Added By: Martin - 1st May 2012 @ 9:46 AM
Dear dev null . Er, riiight. You peejrctoth too much. So excellent leftist logical fallacy there then. Five stars. Firstly, it's interesting that only YOU have used the racist slang for blacks and obviously it's quite comfortable for you. Secondly, I'm a very determined PRO ZIONIST and have thought of converting to Judaism. Thirdly, my wife is Japanese. My first wife was Jamaican French. Fourth, YOU are a racist as clearly everything for you is about race. Fifth, like all unread lazy stupid phony circus geek liars of the left, you neglected to focus on a single point where I am allegedly wrong or racist! etc, and gee, counter with a shred of your non-existent faux er, evidence. You are a twit. No, really. Colonel Neville.
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