UAF Statement Opposing North West Infidels Rally on 27th February
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Unite Against Fascism Statement Opposing NWI Rally on 27th February
We are appalled that the fascist-led 'North West Infidels' splinter group have said on social media that they will rally at an undisclosed location somewhere in Manchester on Saturday 27th February.
This group originally broke away from other racists like the English Defence League because the latter were not racist enough for them. Mostly middle-aged veterans of 1970s fascist gangs like the National Front and Combat 18, they seek to disrupt the peace of multicultural Manchester on 27th February by offering intimidation and violence to anyone who rejects their politics of hate.
We are witnessing the biggest movement of refugees in Europe since the 1940s. The sustained support shown for the refugees is confirmation that most people reject the hatred peddled by groups like the North West Infidels.
We invite all Manchester's communities to support our public rally to celebrate multicultural Manchester and to reject racism at 12 midday in Piccadilly Gardens in the city centre on Saturday 27th February. We also ask people to join us on the coaches travelling the join the Stand Up To Racism national demonstration in London on Saturday 19th March.
Mike Killian, Chair, Gtr Mcr Unite Against Fascism
Julie Ward North-West MEP
Councillor Carmine Grimshaw, Manchester CC
Councillor Shaukat Ali, Manchester CC
Councillor Naeem Hass, Manchester CC
Councillor John Hughes, Manchester CC
Councillor Azra Ali, Manchester CC
Paul Jenkins, North West Unite Against Fascism
Karen Reissmann, UNISON NEC (pc)
Lesley Lancelott, UNISON member
Deej Lashley-Johnson, BME Officer UoM NUS
Councillor Susan Howarth, Bolton
Dr Rhetta Moran, RAPAR
Saira Weiner, Asst Br Sec LJMU UCU, UCU NEC, Chair UCU Women’s Cttee
Geoff Brown, Manchester Trades Council Exec (pc)
Nahella Ashraf, Stop the War Coalition
Councillor Martin Mitchell, Blackpool Council, Unite the Union
Ron Senchak, President, Gtr Mcr Stop the War Coalition
John Murphy, UCU NW Regl Exec, President Blackburn TUC
Kath Grant, Secretary, NUJ Manchester and Salford
Councillor David Whitaker, Lancaster City Council