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It Rained on their Parade

“They have become the fools in a carnival of anti-fascism” Stop MfE protestor.

Yesterday Brightonians once again played the unwilling hosts to the moronic March for England. As they have been for the last three years they were once again shown the door in spectacular fashion. They were on the wrong end of the full spectrum of resistance, from insults from passers-by to violent confrontations with autonomous anti-fascists – they were heckled and harried every step of the way. By 5pm the centre of town was entirely fascist free.

Sussex Police spent half a million quid to facilitate this dismal racist and homophobic trudge along the seafront. Without the cops the march wouldn't have even started. “This march is all about hatred for the very town it takes place in – the EDL weren't allowed into Tower Hamlets so why does Brighton have to put up with the March for England every year?” said one demonstrator we spoke to. “They've had their free speech – six years running now, and got the same answer every time”

The day began with most of the marchers in the Wetherspoons, getting pissed up. The gathering hordes of antifascists confronted them until  forced away by police. All the weird and wonderful of Brighton were amassing right along the 300 metre route of the march, wondering whether they'd all got out of bed for the 3 men with ten flags at the start of the march. A little behind schedule, due to some scuffling, the rest of the marchers were escorted into their pen.

From what SchNEWS saw the march has been whittled down to a hardcore of racist and homophobic thugs. Once the cops had pushed a brief anti-fascist blockade out of the way with the use of horses the parade was underway. Barely 70 of them mustered for the actual demo and were shouted down by a crowd of 1000 or so with whistles and placards. One lone trombone player drowned out their speeches. A banner was hung out of a seafront window reading “Racists go home” to be greeted with rapturous applause by the counter-demo. They came, they squelched four hundred yards in the pouring rain from a pub and they squelched back again.

Meanwhile little skirmishes were breaking out across town as groups of nationalists tried to make their presence felt. More militant antifascist groups roamed the town seeking to confront them. It was clear that quite a few fash had made the decision not to even attend the march. A significant proportion of the counter-demo therefore hung back awaiting events. SchNEWS has heard of a string of punch-ups and kick-offs happening all over town during and after the main march. Eventually the nationalists – almost all out of towners were corralled together by cops. Laughably some of the opposition actually came through with their promise to dress up as Antifa, well nice try fellas, but as one anti-fascist quipped “You walk among us – then you crawl away”.

Even though most of the official counter-demo made it's way home to get dry Brighton still had a few surprises up it's collective sleeve. Around 100 fash were boxed in on Queens Rd as the cops tried to clear the way back to the railway station. Roadworks barriers were hastily converted into barricades. The force of numbers and a still vocal counter-protest meant that the cops had no alternative but to force the fash onto trains and buses and get them out of town.

The March for England could have had a worse day out in Brighton... but not by much. The road they were supposed to be marching on partially collapsed two days before; they were harangued in the pub before the march, thousands of people turned up to drown out the 80-100 boneheads shouting about England; their special undercover forces were sussed and chased out within seconds of arriving; they could not drink anywhere in town without anti fascists turning up; and it rained. But at least they got to wave some flags at the commie scum.


Altogether there were twenty seven arrests – fourteen of those were anti-fascists. Please do not post footage on the internet without thinking carefully about what it shows.

If you witnessed an arrest or have any useful information then contact stopmfe@ymail.com

For Reel News on the March for England and a great gallery of images http://reelnews.co.uk/mfe-racists-still-not-welcome-in-brighton/


For more on Anti-Fascism http://antifascistnetwork.wordpress.com/

There are 27 comments on this story...
Added By: Tarquin - 28th April 2014 @ 9:04 PM
Added By: SARAH - 28th April 2014 @ 11:53 PM


Added By: Spike - 29th April 2014 @ 7:16 AM
Added By: Anonymous - 1st May 2014 @ 4:47 AM
I was amongst those dressed as Antifa ha-ha-ha. We did not get sussed or chased, in fact we only got rumbled after we spanked a few skinny soap dodging scummy lefties. See you don't put that in your write up. We only go to Brighton because its a shit hole with lots of shit breathed lefties in. It all adds to the fun.
Added By: Jo Makepeace - 1st May 2014 @ 11:11 AM
Unlike everyone on the right we're happy to leave your comments up - basically because they quite effectively demonstrate what a bunch of deluded morons you are.
Added By: LifesABeach - 1st May 2014 @ 9:07 PM
You can gloat all you want. The fact is that nationalists once again braved the thug Bloc Heads , sexual perverts and stalinists to hold a street activity. You would not face us if the odds were even. Its an exercise in mob rule and intimidation. You are scum and a waste of space. You should all have been drowned at birth.
Added By: Jo Makepeace - 3rd May 2014 @ 10:23 AM
I refer the honourable gentleman to the answer I gave some moments ago.
Added By: Antifa Actaully - 3rd May 2014 @ 3:23 PM
Cool story bro, needs more dionsaurs.

"You can gloat all you want" - thanks, will do.
Brighton 4-0 MfE/EDL/EVF/Casuals/SEA/UBP
Or it might be 5-0, I've started to lose count.
Added By: LifesABeach - 4th May 2014 @ 3:40 PM
Whatever, degenerate lowlifes. Give us our Mayday back You privileged Tarquins and Tamaras have highjacked the working class history. Is it guilt? Have you rejected daddies conservatism but still spend his money? Are you people who get a kick from mobbing and bullying the lower classes? Bunch of social and class fraudsters you need a hard lesson from the powerless disadvantaged and marginalised English men and women. What happens when that day arrives? Are you gonna go running to the police to protect you? Call on your MP to deploy watercannon? How long do you think you pseudo rebels can act as state enforcers against grass roots movements? Dont you feel any guilt or remorse? Dont you have any empathy?
Added By: mouldy sporewads - 4th May 2014 @ 6:03 PM
Yesterday I stood a few feet away from the mfe lot with my two fingers raised and turned into a peace sign, one guy, present in nearly every photo online, gestured I was later getting my thoat slashed however a young couple draped in st george flags next to him mirrored my gesture, I nodded, they nodded back, the three of us still holding the same V-shaped hand gesture. A small victory perhaps.
Added By: Radical Plumber - 4th May 2014 @ 6:46 PM

It might suit you to pretend that everyone against you is a middle class twerp but it isn't true. Yes a lot of students come out to tell you where to go but then so do a lot of ordinary people. Your flag draped idiocy has got fuck all to do with working class people or how we live our lives. Yeah big up to fucking Queen and country sending young working class boys to die in Afghanistan so they can live in idle riches. Patriots are mugs - FACT!!
Added By: LifesABeach - 4th May 2014 @ 10:13 PM
News for Plumber and your assumptions. Not all true english men and women support the monarchy or invading other countries. Lizzie and her brood besides being the biggest benefit scroungers have never spoken out for the working class when coal mines closed and manufacturing exported to the globalisers . I,m speaking as a nationalist not a patriot. Do some research.
No to capitalism No to communism No to degeneracy. FACT!!
Added By: Anonymous - 5th May 2014 @ 5:06 PM
While some of the March for fuckall tried to linger like a bad smell in amongst us so some of us tried to waft some fresh air amongst the putrid shit you were spouting, and a few things overheard in between the normal grunts and snorts that passes for speech among you lot were some nice bits of info. One of which was one of your stupids, sorry "stewards", saying he doubts it will be on next year 'cos it's not worth the bother and it's all a bit pointless.FACT!!.
Added By: Radical Plumber - 5th May 2014 @ 6:24 PM
Well if those are your opinions Lifesabeach then why where you on the March for England? They're well pro-monarchy - complete with arse-licking tributes to Kate & Wills on their facebook. Are you saying that we should have some kind of English only movement that stands against the ruling class and foreign immigrants? Cool , you could call it national socialism perhaps, ( although I think that's already been tried and caused a bit of controversy at the time).
Added By: LifesABeach - 5th May 2014 @ 6:54 PM
@ anonymous

2008-2018 Celebrate MFE 10 years at the seaside FACT!!
Recall the 2011 August riots. Just wait until all the marginalised and powerless english citizens make common cause, then liberal elites and the privileged degenerate Tarqiuns and Jermimas will have nowhere to hide. The lists are already drawn up. Better get yourself a Panic Room. No stopping us. Revenge will be sweet. No more Filet Mignon, Creme Fraiche and Blini for you.
Added By: Anonymous - 5th May 2014 @ 7:47 PM
@Radical Plumber

Idealogical differences are put aside. When faced with an organised common enemy of intimidation, threats, thuggery and violence I stand together and in support of Patriots. I will defend the parade and their right to march. I will act in self-defence. Its unity in action. You and motley crew of anarchists, communists, mincers and assorted troublemakers have thrown down the gauntlet. Why are you surprised when the challenge is taken up. Thats what you wanted. That was your plan. This is not going to end. You will not defeat us. Brighton does not belong to you. You can scream and name call all you want I am not bothered. One day the pendulum will swing and you and your leftist cronies will be the ones to feel the heat. 14/88. totalfascism.com
Added By: Radical Plumber - 5th May 2014 @ 8:32 PM
Hiya - you seem to be confused as to whether you are Lifesabeach or Anonymous. In any case - the 2011 riots were a pretty multi-racial affair and I doubt the rioters would have much time for your white supremacist nonsense. If they break out again then I suggest you invest in a panic room. You have a list of people called Tarquin and Jemima? Really?
Added By: LifesABeach - 6th May 2014 @ 7:26 PM
Supremacy does not come into it. All peoples have a right to self-determination and pride in their history and culture. I will fight for mine. I am not supreme over anyone. I could and would join in on the street with other powerless people who have been marginalised by government policies, repressive laws and police and political corruption. My targets would not be working class people but the wealthy and powerful and yes the enemies of England who might very well be Tarquin, Jemima, Tasmin, Arabella, Oscar, Henry, Abraham and Esther.
Added By: Radical Plumber - 6th May 2014 @ 9:47 PM
Why does nationalism come into it at all then? if we want the wealthy and powerful off our backs we're going to have to do it globally - and that means abandoning the idea that we're divided by race.
Added By: LifesABeach - 6th May 2014 @ 11:19 PM
Nationalism can be a unifing force against globalisers and zionalists. It would be the vanguard for overthowing establised discredited political and economic systems. Implemented in every country it would transform them into accountable mutual societies with every citizen having an equal stake and voice in every aspect of their lives. Corruption would end. Nation states would prosper and thrive. Natural resources would be used for the benefit of the country and not exported.Their citizens would not seek to migrate. Nationalism would promote a sense of pride and stability. It is a force for good. Degeneracy would be driven out. Peoples militia would enforce security and order.
Added By: Radical Plumber - 7th May 2014 @ 7:27 AM
No,nationalism is always used as a dividing force - globalisers use it to maintain control. Even it is was an attainable goal most countries are not ethnically homogenous enough to make it a workable project. Nationalities are fictional entities imposed after the fact by ruling elites. Are you for example a British or an English nationalist?
Added By: LifesABeach - 7th May 2014 @ 7:09 PM
I consider myself a Social Nationalist. Every time National political parties have shown any substantial support they have been attacked, smeared and demonised by the political establishment and the media. Golden Dawn have had offices raided, activists harassed, murdered and arrested and party funding cut off. Front National have been vilified and demonised by organised established political parties and the state machine. After showing signs of progress in recent years BNP was subject to a vicious assault by the British state and its agents of misinformation and thuggery. Nationalism has an ideology in its own right and does not support the status quo or any collusion with failed career politicians and a corrupt Bilderberg financial system. They have to consigned to the dustbin of history. I reject the idea that nationalism would help prop-up and assist the current ruling elites. Its just not going to happen. Its about a new future, radical change and transformation not continuing with exploitative capitalism, rampant immorality and repressive state power.

Added By: Radical Plumber - 7th May 2014 @ 8:14 PM
Yes but are you British or English?
Added By: Anarchiste. - 8th May 2014 @ 9:04 PM
In a few years all you left/right English will be the minority in your own country.
Added By: LifesABeach - 9th May 2014 @ 7:29 PM
To answer your question Radical Plumber. My history, identity and culture originates from Albion and Celtic traditions. These exchange of views could run and run. I am gonna opt out now. Maybe we could meet on April 23 for a coffee. (smiley face)
Added By: Radical Plumber - 10th May 2014 @ 1:14 PM
@Lifesabeach - That's why nationalism is always so illogical - your 'nationality' is a concoction of fantasies about the past - 'Albion' and its Druids is a a nineteenth century construct.

A "British" nationalism has to oppress rival "Welsh" and "Scottish" and "Irish" nationalisms. "Irish" nationalism has to deal with the thorny issue of a "British" minority. "English" nationalism has to deny "Cornish" nationalism etc etc.

"A nation is a collection of people with a mistaken view of the past and a hatred of it's neighbours" - or so said someone cleverer than me.

Not sure about coffee though - sounds a bit Arabic.
Added By: barton - 25th May 2014 @ 7:15 PM
Where do you buy panic rooms? Does John Lewis sell them?
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