Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Alliance has announced that it will hold a counter-demonstration to confront the fascist English Defence League and prevent their Edinburgh demonstration from taking place.
The English Defence League is a racist organisation, trying to re-brand itself as Scottish. It is made up of thugs and members of far-right Nazi and fascist organisations, with strong links to the BNP.
The English Defence League failed to march through Glasgow in November when 50 fascists were confronted by hundreds of anti-fascists in a counter-demonstration organised by Glasgow Anti-Fascist Alliance. Having failed to march, the EDL were bussed out of town by police.
A spokesperson said: "The Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Alliance is a group of local people who believe that the bigotry and divisive hatred of groups like the EDL should have no platform in Scotland.
We are organising a counter-demonstration that will prevent them from staging any racist rally or march in Edinburgh".
The location and time of the counter demonstration will be announced when we have more information about the EDL's march, which is believed to be on the 20th of February.
Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Alliance urges people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved, and to join our facebook group.
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