>Far Right Groups Beaten Back By Birmingham


Stills, video and print (c) Jason N. Parkinson 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Far right groups English Defence League and Casuals United were beaten back from marching by Birmingham citizens and anti-fascist organisations on Saturday 8 August.

A counter protest called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) was surrounded by police from the start, but after one individual (pictured above) stormed in and goaded the Asian and Muslim youth protestors broke through police lines and began chasing down the groups hurling racist abuse (pictured below).

The streets around Birmingham’s city centre descended into running street battles. Bricks and rocks were thrown by both sides. Those considered fascists were desperately outnumbered, both by local youth and riot police.

In all, three people were seriously beaten and 35 people were arrested during the street fighting.

A video rush of the day, from which these stills are taken, will appear here soon.

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8 responses to “>Far Right Groups Beaten Back By Birmingham

  1. >Haha, Anti Fascist? Them kids were looking for a fight like the EDl people. There both as bad as one another, White Males, Black males, Asian males. All they want to do is fight. No one was protesting if they tried to break the polic barracade and fight

  2. >I'm not quite sure who the fascists are here.The EDL for standing up for their country or the police and UAF for not letting them peacefully march and have their say.Any other group would've been allowed to protest without having to face this kind of crap.

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