Monday, June 27 2016

SDL win appeal against Edinburgh march ban

Islamophobia Watch alerts us to a report that the Scottish Defence League has been successful in its appeal against Edinburgh council's ban on its planned march in the capital.

From STV:

“The Scottish Defence League has won an appeal to hold a rally in the capital.

“The group previously had a request to march through Edinburgh rejected by the City of Edinburgh Council.

“At Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday it was granted permission to gather on Regent Road on Saturday.

“Anti-fascism group Unite Against Fascism Edinburgh have said the city’s residents will be “rightly outraged” by the decision.

“Luke Henderson from the group said: "This is not about freedom of speech; this is about vile racists bringing a message of hate into Edinburgh. They want to divide communities and spread fear and violence. Edinburgh is one city of many cultures and in this town there is overwhelming opposition to racism and organised racists and fascists."

The SDL have previously demonstrated in Edinburgh as well as in Glasgow, where they have been heavily outnumbered by anti-racist protesters.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 May 2012 13:59

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