You can normally tell when the BBC are trying like mad to hide the truth from us. Take the EDL march in Bristol yesterday and the BBC attempt to make it look like the EDL were causing trouble.
Missiles have been thrown and seven people arrested during two demonstrations in Bristol.
Some 300 supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) marched from Redcliffe Wharf to Queen Square.
A counter demonstration at the same time by We are Bristol took place at Castle Park.
Avon and Somerset Police said “some missiles have been thrown” as demonstrators made their way back to Temple Meads railway station.
On Twitter the force said it was responding to missiles being thrown and it had been “working to calm things down”.
You’ll note that whilst you may recognise the name of the EDL, you won’t know exactly who ‘We are Bristol’ are, despite the fact that most of ‘We are Bristol’ aren’t from Bristol at all. ‘We are Bristol’ is a composite of the UAF, SWP, Trade Unions, Antifa, Local (Labour) councillors as well as the odd few Muslim extremists. Not that the BBC will tell you that.
The violence broke out after both rallies had finished.
The routes of both marches were pre-planned to ensure demonstrators were kept apart.
“Rubbish bins were overturned and set on fire, lumps of concrete were ripped off the wall and thrown at the police,” BBC reporter Nigel Dando at the scene said.
“In Victoria Street another group of people tried to charge police lines and they have been turned back
“About 50 or 60 police in full riot gear are guarding the end of the street.
“There is a bit of standoff at the roundabout between Victoria Street and Redcliffe Way as the EDL supporters attempted to get to Temple Meads but police have stopped them at the moment.”
Strangely enough the BBC also fail to mention the fact that Temple Meads is the train station where the EDL members were intent on catching trains and coaches to take them home. The standoff happened because extremists from the ‘We are Bristol’ group attacked the police and the EDL march, indeed it was the Antifa faction who were burning the bins and throwing concrete lumps at the police. Not that the BBC would admit to this.
problems as anti-EDL group sets fire to bins, trying to get to EDL supporters. police horse charge – http://youtu.be/9cy74t8Jf00
One man, aged 47, has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.
Three people were arrested after they allegedly refused to remove their face coverings after being asked to do so by police.
A 24-year-old man was arrested after allegedly being found on enclosed premises and a 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.
Another man, aged 49, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly. All remain in custody, Avon and Somerset Police said.
Strangely enough the BBC do not mention a high profile arrest of one Martin Smith UAF chief for violent assembly at the demo. Nor oddly enough that the (so called) anti-fascist ‘We Are Bristol’ supporters gathered at the fountains in the city centre, despite having been told by police to meet at Castle Park.
Nor in the arrest tally do they mention that Police say there were 11 arrests during the day, including going equipped to cause damage, assaulting a police officer and failing to leave an area when directed to do so by a police officer and that all the arrests were on the ‘We are Bristol’ side.
Nor oddly enough does the article mention two death threats sent to EDL members before the demo.
POLICE have confirmed that two members of the English Defence League have been sent death threats ahead of their controversial march in Bristol this weekend.
All in all it was an attempt by the BBC to try and tar the EDL as part of the problem fortunately the local press didn’t quite get the ‘message‘
But if you believe the BBC, you’d never know this…