The lesson from this weekend should be that we are stronger when united.
It is tempting to see a conflict between the kind of protests we saw on Saturday, and attempts at dialogue, such as when York mosque invited EDL protesters to sit down for tea and biscuits.
But they’re both necessary: when people are angry and want answers, talk to them. When fascists try to intimidate us by marching on our towns, stand up to them.
Here’s how Daniel’s UAF ‘stands up to fascists’:
Which is why the police arrested them en-masse and loaded them onto buses…
For that reason we all need to show our solidarity with the 58 protesters who were arrested outside Downing Street for blocking the BNP’s path. Arrested under a public order law for refusing to stand in a designated “pen” – precisely the action that saw the BNP humiliated – they have been given restrictive bail conditions that suggest the authorities were more interested in discouraging them from exercising their right to protest in the future, rather than dealing with any disorder on the day.
Well, you are the problem, not the solution. There isn’t even really a problem, is there?
And it seems you’re in favour of those ‘public order laws’ when they are applied to your enemies, but not when they are applied to you. There’s a name for people like that.