>Video Rush: Birmingham Fascist-Anti-Fascist Street Fights

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Video Rush: Birmingham Fascist-Anti-Fascist Street Fights

Saturday 8 August 2009: The English Defence League (EDL) and Casuals United attempted to march through Birmingham. Both groups claim they are not racist and are only concerned with peaceful protest against militant Muslims. Some scenes in this video rush clearly show racist abuse from those in these groups.

Unite Against Fascism held a counter demonstration, to oppose these groups, both being involved in clashes with police and residents earlier in the year in Birmingham and Luton, which led to street violence, damage to property and a mosque being fire bombed.

This time, as the video shows, the EDL members that avoided being “kettled” by police went straight for the anti-fascist protest, goaded the Birmingham youth, then got beaten and chased out of town. 35 people were arrested and three people were injured.

These far right extremist groups have promised to return in bigger numbers, their next target is to be the Harrow mosque in North West London over the August Bank holiday.

Video Rush: Birmingham Fascist-Anti-Fascist Street Fights

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4 responses to “>Video Rush: Birmingham Fascist-Anti-Fascist Street Fights

  1. >stop the Facists! the asain kids beating the white man were just there to fight but the main basis of the protest for the antifacists was not violent but obviously for the casuals i wasnt because they had no plackards saying what there cause is to protest in birmingham! also it is hypocritical of the casuals to say there stopping extremists when they are extremists themselves! ANITFA! ANTIFA! ANTIFA!from Cry Shit

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