March Banned, Footie Cancelled, Shops Shuttered

March banned, footie cancelled and shops boarded up: for what?

David Cameron: you owe a great many people a very big apology and we are not going to forget.

Why do Police, councilors, the media and even the Prime Minster continually lie about us, ensuring that local people are scared, resulting in closed shops and ghost-towns? They are always proved wrong and made to look silly; what is the ulterior motive?

Why, after so many peaceful demonstrations where EDL stewards have done a magnificent job, do the Police feel the need to abuse and arrest peaceful protesters?

Are Police told to arrest as many EDL as they can?

Just why are English Defence League supporters not allowed the freedoms and rights of everyone else who behave and act within the law?

In the build up to the EDL’s march and demonstration in Telford, there was a concerted effort by the local media to ignore the reason why we would be in Telford. The EDL went to Telford to highlight the shocking history of vicious crime committed by Muslims against non-Muslims in Telford. We laid out the ugly details on our website. The press have recently highlighted the specific case of 9 Telford Muslims currently on trial for grooming, raping and pimping out young girls, some as young as 13. We don’t want these men to be let off to then ruin more lives like we have seen with Muslim child abusers in Blackpool and Blackburn.

There was an orchestrated campaign by senior Police officers and councilors to denigrate the EDL in the eyes of local people: lies about a high risk of extreme violence they claimed, shops would be at risk they brazenly stated. The usual slander campaign we face everywhere we go was in full flow, the baseless fear mongering had worked. A ban was put on our march and the Telford vs. Luton match was cancelled. Shops boarded up and local people avoided the town centre, fearful of violence, especially after the scenes of last week.

As has been the case with our other 40 demonstrations this year, those irresponsible and reckless claims were shown for what they are: lies.

With the march banned and many people expecting a hostile Police presence, the EDL certainly had lower numbers than usual. Despite all the issues, news sources say 350 people (which means the actual figure is likely to be higher) still turned out for this United Midlands static demo.

Great speeches were made by Kev Carroll and members of local divisions, covering a variety of subjects, including the recent riots, with a minutes silence held for all those murdered by violent rioters as the Police looked on. One un-affiliated third party onlooker tweeted that the only noise breaking the silence was the barking of police dogs.

As is normal for EDL demonstrations, especially when the violent UAF are kept at a distance, there was no violence from the EDL supporters. A couple of infiltrators who decided to throw cans were swept up by EDL stewards and swiftly handed over to Police. It was reported, by the Police, that the demonstration was ‘good natured’ and that afterwards EDL supporters had even cleared up their own litter from the demo before leaving. This all from the people who Cameron labels as the “sickest and vilest” of society. The area was spotless as the EDL supporters left for their homes.

Leaving was the plan: unfortunately local Muslim thugs and Police brutality made that trickier than it should have been. One small group of men and women who had been on the EDL demonstration, returned to their minibus in a Morrisons car park and prepared to leave. They found themselves quickly surrounded by up to 80 Muslim youths who stopped them moving. The EDL supporters got out of the minibus so they were not sitting ducks for these armed thugs.

Witnesses say they saw a similar attack happen earlier in the day on a car, with hostile locals trying to drag out a passenger.

One of the thugs was recognised as a major drug dealer. The Police were called and were quickly on scene, but in line with events of this week, they failed to disperse or arrest all the people wanting violence, instead choosing to arrest the EDL supporters because there were fewer of them and it was easier to remove them from the scene. There were a select few of the attackers taken in as well.

The Police stated that the EDL supporters would be quickly processed and released without charge, as they had done nothing wrong. However, the Police chose instead to detain everyone and split them up, sending them to different stations in the area; Redditch, Telford, Kidderminster, Wellington and Shrewbury. Those sent to the Shrewsbury station reported that there were around twenty Muslims detained there. They appeared to have been arrested throughout the day looking for trouble and wreaking havoc.

Eventually most of the innocent EDL supporters were released and the minibus was picked up from Wellington Police Station, which is right next to a mosque, with details being taken of all who came to pick it up, even the non-EDL driver. Again, a large group of Muslim thugs surrounded the vehicle and 4 windows were smashed as they threw bricks and other objects at the innocent occupants, one brick missing the head of a young lady by inches. Once again though, the Police did nothing and the EDL supporters escaped in the early hours of the morning, with no serious injuries sustained. A crime reference number has been obtained and hopefully the Police will actually arrest some real criminals for once.

In yet another incident, 30 EDL peaceful protesters were waiting for their train home, when 50 Police officers surrounded them and became hostile. Before the train came, one protester was brutally slammed to the floor and arrested for unknown reasons. Once this group got to their destination, they were again surrounded by Police who were waiting for them, their details were demand and forcibly taken from everyone.  Various section orders were dished out, again for no reason.

But wait, there’s more! A minibus from Yorkshire was pulled over by Police in Manchester, with a helicopter overhead. As if to make sure there was no doubt about the massive Police power over peaceful, non-looting EDL they demanded the names and addresses of all occupants, including the hired driver! Their crime? To have an EDL flag on show.

If only the Police were this aggressive and quick to act on real criminals and those actually out to violently rob, burn and murder. Perhaps they might have stopped the deaths of four people, numerous injuries and many hundreds of millions of pounds worth of damage caused by rioters this week.

In this day and age, surely it is not too much to ask, for fairness, equality, facts and criminals to be arrested. So we leave you with the same questions we started with:

Why do Police and councilors continually lie about us, ensuring that local people are scared, resulting in closed shops and ghost-towns?

They are always proved wrong and made to look silly; what is the ulterior motive?

Why, after so many peaceful demonstrations where EDL stewards have done a magnificent job, do the Police feel the need to abuse and arrest peaceful protesters?

Are Police told to arrest as many EDL as they can?

Just why are English Defence League supporters not allowed the freedoms and rights of everyone else who behave and act within the law?

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21 Comments on March Banned, Footie Cancelled, Shops Shuttered

  1. Absolutely Fantastic from start to finish Well done EDL.

  2. Why would the Police say the was good natured then act in this manner. The cops at the demo seemed good natured to me, most were friendly. It seems such a shame that you get the ones that have to be authoritarian and totally unfair. It spoils it for the decent cops.

  3. I think that the government is truly scared of the EDL. It is becoming a major political player and the government is worried about the rapid growth of people willing to challenge their Ideas and policies. They do not like this! They use the national media (as they have done for hundreds of years) to influence peoples perception, In this case to make the EDL look bad.
    I think the hidden agenda is to slow the growth of the EDL following.

    They are playing the old game of propaganda

  4. well done to all those who were present. if we can continue to behave within the law at future events the bias shown by local authorities/media etc will be proven to be nothing but scaremongering, designed to demonise the edl. the actions of a few speak for many.

  5. I’m Bill Lynam, I signed up today. I didnt see most of what is described above, but I do know that the police were heavy handed. Even tried to ‘kettle’ me, 55 yrs old ex-soldier who’d only gone for a look!!…Agree with all the comments above regarding it as being peaceful, well marshalled by the EDL and most important, made welcome by the people I spoke to. It did’nt matter if I was ‘one of them’ or not. At no time was I worried, frightened etc. Was tempted to kick a window in and do a spot of light looting in the way home but thought better of it!! Keep up the good work…Proves the point that most of the adverse publicity the EDL receive from the press is left wing rubbish.

  6. Oh dear dear dear dear.. You are missing the most important point in all of this. EDL is, from C4meron’s point of view, a party of the opposition, so he will do whatever necessary to discredit you, abuse you (see police forces ordered to arrest you). You are ignoring that we had lots of troubles with the riots recently, and you have been associated by the media to the rioters. Oh dear dear dear.. You are ignoring that islamists are part of conservative votes (nonethless part of the actual party), otherwise the C4meron’s won’t be in power! And, as good politically correct politician, C4meron always honours his voters. You missing the point that C4meron is not into power to serve Britain, but it is in power to serve his Party, a minority of businessmen’s and islamist that are ruling Britain. That is democracy, a minority ruling a coutry. What else? EDL is the opposition. In a contry like ours, where cons and labor have being always into power, EDL is to be destroyed. If not, they might be having the Prime Minister seat “stolen” by EDL members at some point. Do you think they will let you do that? Never. Do you know what annoys me more? Is that in UK-Britain there is not freedom AT ALL. The parties are buying voters by giving them money to stay home and do f**k all all day in exchange for votes to sit them in councils and cabinets. That’s Britain today. That’s Britain EDL wants to change. Dear dear dear dear C4meron, THAT IS SICK.

  7. Anybody who has been to an EDL demo knows how well they are organised and marshaled by our own. Even in the vid of Telford Kev interrupts his speech to implore some so called EDL back and defuse any conflict. Passions run high but we are responsible and we use our right to demonstrate. ….as for cleaning up afterwards…only the EDL ;-).

    We havent caused trouble..we have been attacked on marches and our leaders and members vilified.

    Many are seeing our concerns as legitimate and valid…. we will just get stronger.

    • Yes, stronger and stronger. Because yes we can be labelled, but this won’t stop humans with brains to research what we are against. This politicians don’t understand that everyone has a pc and internet connection! They think people are stupid, like they always tought! People nowadays will ask themselfs : whats EDL? They will visit the website and suddenly realize that EDL is right, and that the political class is a bunch of filo-islamists coward dictators. Never EDL has started any troubles, but according to the press EDL is the main British problem,,,,

  8. You asked why the police act aggressively against peaceful EDL demonstrators but give protection or take no action against Muslim and extreme left wing white thugs. I believe that it is because the government, whether they be Tory, New Labour (Old Communist) or Limousine Liberals are waging a war against the native population of England.I believe their agenda is the ongoing and eventual cultural genocide of the English and eventually the complete race replacement of the native population. To be replaced with a multitude of different races, colours and creeds. Their agenda is to completely erase all traces of the English from history.

    Also, I believe that the police will attack peaceful EDL supporters because they are the easy targets. There can be no claims of racial discrimination from the natives because we do not officially exist as a nation or a people in our own right. On the other hand, Muslims or anybody else will scream racism from the rooftops if treated in the same way as the police treat the English. The police are paralysed for fear of being labelled racist.

    The following was written by Leo McKinstry in 2007, four years ago. If anything the attacks on the English by the government and their agencies has increased even more.

    Thursday August 9,2007
    By Leo McKinstry

    England is in the middle of a profoundly disturbing social experiment. For the first time in a mature democracy, a Government is waging a campaign of aggressive discrimination against its indigenous population.   

    In the name of cultural diversity, Labour attacks anything that smacks of Englishness. The mainstream public are treated with contempt, their rights ignored, their history trashed. In their own land, the English are being turned into second-class citizens.

    This trend was highlighted this week by the case of Abigail Howarth, a bright teenager who applied for a training position with the Environment Agency in East Anglia but was turned down because she was too white and English. The post, which carries a £13,000 grant, was open only to ethnic minorities, including the Scots, Welsh and Irish.

    Such social engineering was justified by the Agency on the grounds that minorities were under-represented in its workforce, the parrot cry used by bureaucrats throughout the public sector to justify bias against the English. 
    Though Abigail’s case rightly caused outrage, it was not unique. This kind of reverse discrimination is now rife across the state machine, underwritten by the very English tax­payers who are the targets of institutional prejudice.

    Although it is technically illegal to restrict jobs to certain ethnic groups, the racially fixated commissars have found a way round that problem by developing training schemes open only to minorities. Under the 1976 Race Relations Act it is permissible to use racial considerations in recruitment to trainee positions such as the one to which Abigail applied. 

    Such practices are dressed up as “positive action” to widen diversity and, in the words of one Labour council, “to overcome past discrimination”. So HM Revenue and Customs offers work experience jobs, worth up to £15,900 a year pro-rata, to ethnic minority graduates, while the Museums Association has two-year ethnic minority apprenticeships.
    Similarly, Birmingham City Council gives £16,000 a year to “black and minority ethnic individuals” in its “Positive Action Traineeship Scheme”, and a £10,000 allowance to clerical trainees from “the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities”.

    Discriminatory training schemes can also be found in ITV, the civil service and the NHS, which boasts “a management development programme specifically designed and tail­ored to the needs of black and minority ethnic midwives”. 

    It was revealed last year that Avon and Somerset Constab-ulary rejected 186 applications from white men on the grounds that they were already “over-represented” in the force. In the same way, London Mayor Ken Livingstone last month refused to endorse a series of nominations for the London Fire Authority because they were dominated by whites.

    And whole towns are beginning to suffer state disapproval. Eighty administrative jobs in the Prison Service have recently been transferred from Corby in Northamptonshire to Leicester because, as the Home Office admitted, Corby’s population is predominantly “white British”, a terrible sin in our multicultural society.

    It is a bitter irony that the Labour Government, which works itself into such a synthetic rage over racial prejudice, should practise overt discrimination on an epic scale. The remorseless focus on supporting minorities has led to a perverted ideology of anti-white racism. 

    Almost every interaction with any public service now leads to a detailed analysis of one’s ethnic status. A vast race equality industry has been built up, filled with overpaid paper shufflers, consultants and advisers with little to do except invent new grievances.  

    There is an air of the Maoist permanent revolution about their activities. Since immigration now runs at probably one million people a year, the make-up of society is changing dramatically. So, in this climate of endless demographic upheaval, the race relations brigade will always be able to invent more work for itself.

    Yet anti-English discrimination undermines the central plank of the propaganda for mass immigration. We are constantly told we need vast influxes of foreigners to boost our economy and fill vacancies but unem­ployment levels in immigrant communities are so high and skills so lacking that we need to reserve parts of our economy for them.
    So if we have to spend a fortune on training schemes, why are we inviting hundreds of thousands of arrivals from the Third World and Eastern Europe here every year?

    Economics have little to do with the issue. The Left in Britain have seized on mass immigration and multiculturalism as a battering ram to destroy the society they despise. They once sought to change our country through economic revolution. That failed with the Winter of Discontent and the downfall of communism. But demographic change through migration has proved far more damaging.

    George Orwell once wrote: “England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In Left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution.”

    That is now precisely the mentality that predominates within the machinery of the British state. And our country is dying as a result.

    • James99 James99 I really love your written piece I found it very passionate, you have described the symptoms and clearly the mechanics but don’t go deeper into the principalities for which even you may be cynical preferring instead only the seemingly finite realities of the mind. So where and how do you make your stand with such a powerful presentation? Is a question I found myself asking after reading your text with intrigue.

  9. why do you allow the police, the media and politicians to slander the EDL whenever they feel like; can you imagine the media sh*t storm that would follow if you were to take the prime minister to court for slander? and win!

  10. It is difficult to make any worthwhile comment about the actions of the police other than to say that this would be laughable were it not sinister.

  11. Sadly, james99, if it werent true it would laughable,in fact the rantings of a lost soul on a bad trip one would assume… everything that is discussed in every pub & most dinner tables around the country has been put up for general discussion by your message. for putting your hand up you no doubt will be vilified as a rascist/fascist etc etc only because you have a belief which is not politically correct at this point in time. morally correct indeed, just dont say it out loud ok, otherwise some sections of uk society may be offended. if these same sections wish to reserve the right to take offence, then why resist taking part in mainstream society? only then should their concerns & right of reply be contemplated by the silent majority.. i live in sydney, & often when any one of the many issues arise with regards to sections of this city being run by sheiks/sharia law/gun crime/gangs etc, the uk (& france) are often used as a template of what we here in sydney do not aspire to. it is never too late to stand up & be counted,

    I am an ENGLISH man I am PROUD of that fact I APOLOGISE TO NO ONE for that fact AND NO

    • Get in there mate! Passion & a belief in the cause is why we are all involved in this movement. i truly do hope that you are able to display the spirit you speak of in your recent message in actions when the next rally held by the EDL comes around.

  13. The real problem is that the EDL threatens the middle class liberal prick agenda, whose police puppets are obliged to support. It also becomes a fun day out for police thugs who can get away with it because everybody believes the lies about EDL. Do not back down EDL, not all coppers are bent puppets, and not all the public are gullible!

  14. our country is on its knees, we are now outnumbered by muslems blacks asians. and whoever else you want to throw into the mix, why did the police not arrest the scum who attacked the bus? because they have all been brainwashed into believing that the edl is evil, and must be stopped at all cost, it makes me weep when i walk down my street in manchester and i feel like i am in a foreign country, i know its the same all over the country in every major city, the problem is, that it has gone too far now, and there is no way to get our country back, it has only taken 40 years for this stuation to arrive, can you imagine what it will be like in another 30 years, we will be living in an islamic state, of that i have no doubt, r i p enland

  15. Australia has been taken over by muslims in just 5 years. They claim as soon as they get 2 million signatures they will be changing our laws and there’s not a thing we can do about it. Our government for some reason is too scared to oppose it. Everyday we are taking in more and more muslim boat people. The tax payers of this country are paying for their luxury hotel accommadation because our detention centres are overflowing – because of this we are also paying compensation to them for any stress that’s caused. It’s absolutely traggic for this country – we have so many homeless people and others struggling to pay off morgages who can’t get any help at all from the government. It’s just shocking what the Australian government has allowed this country to become. Keep up the good work EDL – you are hero’s!

  16. We need to realise that is is in the governments INTEREST to have a divided society, so many people from different walks of life, ethnic backgrounds and beliefs are fed up with how this country is run. If all BRITISH people, regardless of background united as ONE protest group, the government of the day would fall!

    Through LEGAL immigration we have a diverse society, by juggling racial issues the government keep the old adage of ‘divide and conquer’ working for them.

    If Community leaders could convince their individual followers to respect other communities and unite together, THEN we would see a change for the better.

    The country could really regain its pride and stability.

  17. The question was asked; ‘Why are the public frightened of the EDL; why to shops shut and police get involved?’ Please, guys, have a look at some of the comments on this and other pages. Of course English people have a right to be angry. But the EDL MUST NOT allow itself to be portrayed as a home for hard-heads and trouble-makers. We have to tread lightly, not just at the top, but right through the ranks. We must not give ammunition to those who want to discredit us. And why did we have to add ‘No Surrender’ onto our flag? Isn’t that just inviting comparisons to a siege mentality? Softly Softly Catchee Monkey, guys!!

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