Plymouth EDL flop again

14 04 2013

Plymouth EDL played another shocker yesterday with their anti-mosque protest outside an empty building that is probably not going to be a mosque anyway. Haley Wells Plymouth EDL organiser who escaped going to prison earlier this year by telling the judge she had nothing  to do with the EDL anymore was in attendance along with a collection of dregs from around the south.

Unhelpfully some antifascist groups have misrepresented  the numbers at the demo, why? The reason the Casuals United page is now a running joke is the fact they don’t even bother to make their bullshit believable, we don’t need to make shit up!

The police and Plymouth Herald put the EDL numbers at 25 – it looks about right, maybe a little generous but still some way off the 350 the racists wanted. It shows how much the Plymouth group has shrunk over the past year or so in line with the rest of the organisation, especially as they were bulked up by their fellow travelling class traitors from as far away as Berkshire. Weymouth division, Bournemouth and Poole, and Exeter also sent a car each so the amount of plymouthians actually opposed to the Islamic centre moving to Union Street must be about 5. Bournemouth Division also reckons there were Casuals and a new group South West Frontline Firm in attendance – does anyone else think these groups share members?

pretty standard stuff

pretty standard stuff

The EDL did manage to make some daft banners much to the delight of the opposing antifascist demo who looked on with bewilderment as the fascist on the megaphone ranted on about paedophiles. Not white paedophiles though, they don’t mind those. The antifascist demo was also small, a quick headcount revealed 29, but at least they were representative of Plymouth and not bussed in. There seems to have been some confusion with the counter protest leading to some people not getting the info in time, something to look at for next time.

Some more worrying events happened when a local Muslim lady approached the EDL demo – she was escorted away by police and told to stay at home. Another young Asian man seemingly unaware of what the fuck was going on was asked to cross the road by police to avoid the racists. As if we need any more evidence that the state cannot be relied upon when dealing with fascists.

All in all this little piss poor demo sums up the EDL nationwide, ie shit. Those that are left though are the hardcore fascists, and many that have left to start their own cults are still lurking around and willing to get on the streets. Plymouth Anti Fascists may also want to investigate EDL claims that the Firkin Doghouse on Union Street agreed to play host to the scum before and after the demo.



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