Almost 500 supporters of the far-right group travelled to the north-west town for the event, while around 100 people gathered for a counter-demonstration organised by Unite Against Fascism. [A mere 100 UAF counter-demonstrators! And to think of how much student, lecturer, professor, BBCists, civil servant, public service workers’, etc. support they’re supposed to have. Was it because it was ‘just Up North’? Who cares about Up North, eh? Or was it because the Leftist Great and the Good couldn’t find a cheap Malaysian nanny for the day? Perhaps they were cleaning their two cars or holding meetings about the EDL!]
Greater Manchester Police had a high-profile presence on the ground and, with the help of leaders from the local Asian community, managed to keep the peace. [With only 100 participants, UAF/SWP couldn’t really disturb the peace, could they? They would have loved too, but only militant Muslims are suicidal.]
A metal fence was erected between the EDL and UAF supporters who gathered close to the Cenotaph, and although there were some minor disturbances, there were few signs of the situation degenerating into violence. [Of course! The UAF/SWP wants to utterly destroy the EDL. Or, as it puts it, ‘ban it’.]
Three people were detained for possession of an offensive weapon, but most of the arrests were for minor public order offences, for failing to remove face masks and for being drunk and disorderly. [Arrested for ‘failing to move face masks’? Presumably EDL. Does this mean that female Islamists will be arrested for failing to remove their face masks – the burka? I hope so. The difference is that EDL only wear face masks at demos and to protect themselves from identification from Leftist and Muslim thugs (or from employers who would sack them for being EDL). In addition, to make a point about the burka itself.
Female Islamists, on the other hand, wear the burka not as a sign of modesty, etc., but as a political statement of separation from kuffar society. It’s a two-fingered salute to the West. That means that all burka-wearing women are Islamists – and that’s why most of them are young.]
After the EDL supporters had been escorted from the town centre and put on coaches, Chief Superintendent John O'Hare declared his satisfaction with how the afternoon's events had unfolded.
'A fantastic operation has taken place today and community reassurance is taking place now and into the night,' he said. [‘Community reassurance’? I’m not sure what that means. Did he say: Well, the EDL didn’t come here to kill you, despite what the UAF/SWP tried to say to you. No. He wouldn’t have said that.]
EDL supporters had carried banners with slogans such as 'Patriotism is not a crime' and 'Protect all children from Islamists'.
The Manchester Evening News reported that they had been addressed by a speaker who talked about allegations of sexual exploitation of children in Rochdale. [‘Allegations of sexual exploitation’? No way! Is the word ‘allegation’ being used legally or politically here? There have been countless convictions of Muslim gangs in the North West for sexual exploitation. And in Rochdale itself there have been convictions. So it is a disgrace to say that this terrible and widespread example of Islamic ‘booty’ exploitation is mere ‘allegation’. It is not. It is just one more symptom of how Muslim men treat the kuffar – in this case kuffar girls.]
Anti-EDL demonstrators, who included representatives of local mosques and trade unions, carried placards reading 'Smash the English Defence League' and 'EDL + BNP = Nazi-racist thugs'. [Nazi thugs! Nazi thugs! Nazi thugs! Nazi thugs!… Change the freaking tune! Why not try debate or argument for once? Oh, I forgot. NO Platform for the EDL… and the BNP, and Zionists, and neocons, and neoliberals, and right-wingers of all descriptions, and even the right-wing of the Conservative Party in the 1980s… bugger that. There was a No Platform policy for all the Conservative Party in the 1980s and that could very easily return. Most of these No Platformers are Communists and Trotskyists after all.]