>EDL Coming To Nottingham

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

Film: EDL – Leeds – 31/10/2009

Tomorrow, Saturday 5 December 2009, will see the English Defence League (EDL) protest in Nottingham. To get an idea of what to expect here – finally – is the full length edit from the EDL Leeds protest back in October. A short video rush was released on the night through Associated Press.

EDL organisers claimed their supporters did not rampage through the streets and it was in fact Unite Against Fascism (UAF) protestors, but this film shows a very different story. The pattern is the same on all EDL protests, as my video coverage shows, from Birmingham Part One, Birmingham Part Two, Harrow and Manchester.

EDL organisers also claim they are not a racist group. Again, the footage, or more importantly, the audio has caught EDL supporters involved in racist chanting. A Guardian investigation into the EDL began exposing far right links.

So, knowing all this and more, and having covered most of their protests since the summer, it comes as no surprise that I was issued with a Fatwa from an EDL organiser. The point of this seems to be to intimidate, to make me and other journalists go away and stop exposing what is really going on in streets every time this group of vaguely politicised skinheads and football hooligans appear.

All material on this blog – stills, video and print – is (c) Jason N. Parkinson 2009. All Rights Reserved.

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