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Following closely on the heels of the EDL's damp squib in Leicester (see SchNEWS 805) an uneasy alliance of far right groups staged a demonstration outside Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 6th.

Allegedly they were there to protest against paedophilia – so surely no one would possibly want to oppose them on that one? Unfortunately their preferred method of protest was to form a baying mob of around 150 racists outside the court on the first day of a pre-trial hearing of a suspected 'paedophile ring'. Beyond the bullshit sloganeering the nationalist rabble (led by BNP leader Nick Griffin) were there to highlight two things – the 'fact' that Muslim paedophiles aren't prosecuted and the media blackout around the specific case.

Given that they were protesting outside the pre-trial hearing of (what the EDL have described as) 11 Muslim men their first point doesn't hold much water. While it is true that the facts of the case have not been widely reported, this appears to be because of an enforced media blackout as opposed to the liberal media deciding the great British public can't handle the truth.

Around 40 anti-fascists braved the chants of “you all support paedos” to leaflet and heckle the picket. It was, to be fair, a last minute regional callout with tricky subject matter but according to Liverpool anti-fascists “the effect of multiple fascist groups mobilising nationally was that the fascists ultimately mustered around 150 people against around 40 anti-fascists from the local area. Given that it was a smaller-scale call-out, and that it was a week day, it was a good turnout. But in the context of that many extremely vocal fascists, it left something to be desired.”

At one point the fash crowd surged towards the court. Eyewitnesses were unable to see what was happening, but it later transpired that two Asian men had been attacked when they went out for a fag break. Whether or not they were actually involved in the case is still not clear though the EDL clearly revelled in it Tweeting “A muslim nonce has had a smack outside Liverpool Crown”.

Smaller numbers of right wingers gathered at the court again on the following days and, on Wednesday 8th, according to Becki – EDL member and Casuals United blogger – the “case [was] adjourned for a week after two of the barristers quit after being attacked outside the court by unknown” .

Predictably the far-right's attempted lynch mob has backfired somewhat with two barristers quitting and the defence pushing for the trial to be abandoned.



There are 3 comments on this story...
Added By: Anarchiste - 14th February 2012 @ 8:41 AM
A superb downward spiral.
Added By: Wililene - 18th March 2012 @ 4:30 AM
Sorry guys! most of you are way off the mark in your comments about vaisng the Country from the "muzzies" and the rioting "yutes" the biggest enemies of good old Blighty are the socialists here and throughout the EU they've almost destroyed mainland Europe and are pretty close to destroying here too with their mad socio political experiments, this is the reason for your riots..They always have been the real danger guys, so wake up and smell the coffee! you only have to read some of the crap in the Guardian, or listen to that motley crew the UAF the rent-a-mob mouthpiece of the socialists, why do you think they hate the EDL so much? is because we run around with swastikas and goosestep on our marches? is it because we are beating up Pakistanis in Bolton? NO! it is because patriots worldwide are the mortal enemy of the nothing really matters but the fucking State, fuck the individual, wot you doing thinking for yourself anyway, you small cog in our big fucking wheel, we know what's best for you brigade!.that's why they hate the EDL so much, but guys they don't even know it.Mark this patriots, the biggest enemy our Country faces is the "Good Old Labour Party" it is now full of the very worst kind of political trash, the "Champagne Socialist" can anyone find me a more sanctamonious form of low life anywhere on the planet? And as for the champagne supping Trades Union leaders, well if that isn't perverse you tell me what is? I'd rather have a muslim behind me than a champagne socialist any day, at least we both know where we stand, but with the socialists they are destroying our way of life from within the very House of Commons itself, but very few people can actually see that.Why else would they try and flood the Labour Party heartlands of the North and the London boroughs with Asian immigrants? it was in the mostly mistaken belief that once here they could quickly give them British Citizenship and a passport, they will surely vote Labour in gratitude for the benefits and free housing dished out won't they? I don't know if it's true or not, but I heard the last lot of socialist half-wits in charge contracted out the issuing of British passports, and Citizenship papers to Kelloggs! feeling that it would be cheaper and quicker by simply putting them in boxes of cornflakes! it must be true I suppose as so many were quickly issued during their time in charge.
Added By: Ruzica - 20th March 2012 @ 4:26 AM
that they can take anything they want from the none brlievees their god grants them that rite. they can take out women, our money, basicly anything they want. just a thought for everyone to think about. i would also like to point one thing out for everyone. we love have secular nations rite but do we understand that if muslems were ever alowed to be in a position of great power they would turn our beloved secular society into an islamic one. look at their countires none of their countires are secular infact almost all islamic countires put islam as their state religion. the down fall of freedom will not be the asimaltion into a different culture or a conquering by a distant enemy but by an ideology that masquerades as a religion our world will end when there are fewer none muslems then there are muslems.
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