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A slightly farcical day out for Brighton's EDL contingent, laughably calling themselves 'The Mighty Brighton Infidels', today (Saturday 17th.)

Firstly they turned up outside the launch of Fighting Fascism, a rousing history of the fight against the fash in our seaside town. Why the EDL, who of course are in no way fascists, would want to disrupt a meeting about the historical struggle against fascism in Brighton is of course anyone's guess.

Having failed to disrupt that in any way (although one anti-fascist who confronted them got nicked) they made their way to the regular Saturday afternoon Palestine Solidarity Campaign stall in central Brighton's central shopping area Churchill Square.

According to one eyewitness from the stall “They were barely able to get to chant the "L" in "E, E, EDL" before the cops were on to them and pushing them away from the totally unfazed PSC who were all giving as good as they got.”

The police then pushed the seven racists into the area usually reserved for buskers and a large crowd of over two hundred mostly Saturday shoppers gathered. They clearly weren't terribly happy with these racists shouting out the unique abuse and the usual personal hygiene advice in which they seem to specialise.

Our man on the scene “It was very heartening to see the good people of Brighton booing and shouting at what had now, due to three arrests, become only four EDLers. They were all looking more and more humiliated and frustrated at being so badly received and clearly looking for a way out of this uncomfortable situation with some vestige of dignity.” Unfortunately for them there wasn't any easy way out so they had to resort to shouting "we're bored of this" and then skulking off to claps and loud cheers from the crowd.

“The whole incident was over in twenty minutes but I think the Infidels will probably want to forget today and pretend it never happened!”

Brighton is set to host a demo by EDL front group the March for England on Sunday April 22nd. Anti-fascists are calling for a counter-mobilisation and judging by today's events it should be a good 'un!

For more:

Brighton Anti Fascists

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There are 17 comments on this story...
Added By: Paul Birkin - 17th March 2012 @ 11:02 PM
Heartening to see that the good people of Brighton have the right idea. Well done all of you.
Added By: IIook - 18th March 2012 @ 12:25 PM
Saw the whole thing yesterday! Nice to see them get shot down!
Added By: Rachel - 18th March 2012 @ 7:42 PM
Warms the heart doesn't it!
Added By: John - 18th March 2012 @ 10:32 PM
Hahaha ..You reds just make it up as you go along. I was expecting the normal 'yeah there was about 3000 UaF and we saw off the fash who ran from our superior numbers and revolutionary street tactics. The public lined the streets showing their gratitude as we marched out ..another victory for the revolution!!!'..still at least your good for a laugh which means your not completely useless just very very nearly ..See you on the 23rd.soap dodgers.
Added By: scott - 18th March 2012 @ 11:33 PM
Reds are such wimps!
Added By: Anonymous - 19th March 2012 @ 2:29 AM
I stumbled upon the 'protest' during a shopping trip.
Quite the funniest thing I've seen in years.
The half a dozen EDL people would have been more at home on the Jeremy Kyle Show than in cosmopoitan Brighton.
Some very nice spontaneous heckling from people who, like me, had turned up for a bit of retail therapy rather than an afternoon of racist baiting.
It's heartening to see how many decent people are around.
Down With This Sort Of Thing!!
Added By: Flash Gordon - 19th March 2012 @ 7:38 AM
"I was expecting the normal 'yeah there was about 3000 UaF and we saw off the fash who ran from our superior numbers and revolutionary street tactics. The public lined the streets showing their gratitude as we marched out ..another victory for the revolution!!!'.."

Funny.. except that's not what the article says is it John? Face it lads - Saturday was a balls-up, a bit like all your 'flash demos'.

What are you doing on the 23rd by the way?
Added By: Geoff - 19th March 2012 @ 11:41 AM
@ 'John' I saw this complete farce of an attempt to march on the PSC protest and looked on with glee at the juvenile chant's of 'have a wash' 'e e edl' etc.. you guys are less than morons, a non entity, I am surprised you can even spell edl. why don't you all bugger off to Lutons industrial wasteland and leave Brighton alone
Added By: Gary - 19th March 2012 @ 11:57 AM
Borrowed your article and added to it!

Added By: Anarchiste - 19th March 2012 @ 8:27 PM
You don't like that I was in Brighton do you?
Added By: Evil Deluded Losers - 21st March 2012 @ 1:36 PM
haha nobody in Brighton wants to see EDL its like the most middle class white city in the country. no direspect intended! love from the west country ooo arrrr
Added By: Bert Ollox - 23rd March 2012 @ 9:08 AM
You've obviously never visited Brighton, you dumb yokel. It has a large working class and high levels of poverty- go and visit Moulseccomb and Whitehawk areas if you don't believe me.
Added By: afa 161 - 25th March 2012 @ 4:55 PM
point is.. you edl morons live in a world of fantasy.. even when video and photo footage proves that you were tiny group heckled by hundreds of normal people (majority of them not "reds") you still somehow manage to claim it was a victory. Well, if thats your idea of victory, i wonder how your defeat must look like :)
James Brown- if I would be you I would stop gobbing off on facebook so much, so far you only managed to stand behind police cordons, one day harsh reality might show you how the big world out there really looks like and it won't be pretty ;)
Added By: afa 161 - 25th March 2012 @ 4:59 PM
Also very noble of 5 of your mates to dissapear in the crowd leaving rest to it :) Very brave indeed :)
Added By: adolf manstein - 6th April 2012 @ 4:09 PM
Death to Marxists!
Added By: Anonymous - 8th April 2012 @ 4:13 PM
Death to libertarian nationalist maoists!
Added By: SMASH THE RED SCUM - 24th April 2012 @ 9:12 PM
Fuck off reds !
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