Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Stop the North West Infidels – Saturday 24 March

Reposted from Liverpool Antifascists

The North West Infidels (NWI), a splinter group from the English Defence League, are planning a demonstration in the North West on Saturday 24 March. Liverpool Antifascists is calling on all anti-fascists, anti-racists and organised workers to mobilise in opposition to the presence of these fascists on our streets.

This demonstration comes in the wake of a number of incidents which show that the far-right is aiming to re-assert itself as a physical force on the streets. The British National Party’s electoral support is hemorrhaging thanks to internal splits, whilst the EDL is viewed as just not radical and racist enough for hardcore supporters, allowing the NWI to gain prominence with disillusioned far right activists.

With much of the left pre-occupied by the governments attacks on the working class – from pensions and job cuts to workfare and the NHS – the NWI and similar groups have been able to operate largely unmolested. Each action that is met with no or inadequate opposition allows them to grow in confidence and draw more people to their cause. This has to stop.

We do not yet know where in the North West the NWI demonstration will be, but wherever it is it must be met with resistance.

Liverpool Antifascists will be gathering in Liverpool City Centre from 10am on the day of the demonstration – if the fascists are coming to our city, we will defend our streets. If they are going elsewhere, we will have transport ready to ensure that we can still oppose them. The public meeting point for the mobilisation will be announced closer to the date.

We call on other anti-fascists across the North West to do the same.

Liverpool Antifascists