EDL Not Welcome - Public Meeting Organised By ‘We Are Wakefield’ Tuesday 19th November 2013 at 7pm

14 Nov 2013

We Are Wakefield United Opposition to the EDL statement
We strongly oppose plans by the violent English Defence League (EDL) to hold a racist demonstration in Wakefield on Saturday 23 November. We urge everyone to unite together and build the largest possible peaceful celebration of multicultural Wakefield on Saturday 23 November. The biggest possible gathering will help show that the overwhelming majority of Wakefield people reject the violence, racism and division of the EDL.

We oppose the cynical and self serving attempt by the EDL to bring racism and division to our multicultural city without a care for the damage they leave in their wake. The EDL is a racist group dedicated to attacking Asian people and Muslims. Islamophobia – bigotry against Muslims – is as unacceptable as any other form of racism. Its aim is to divide us by making scapegoats of one community. Today they threaten Muslims, tomorrow it could be Jewish people, Hindus, Sikhs, black people, lesbians and gay men, Travellers or Eastern Europeans.

EDL Not Welcome.pdf
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