Here at EBF we abhor violence. So do most of our supporters. We always advocate peaceful protest as part of normal, representative democracy. But don’t be fooled. The fact that we understand common decencies like non-violence and freedom of conscience doesn’t mean that the opposition do. On the contrary – the far right’s violent approach to disagreement is one of the main reasons why we need to oppose them.
It can be hard to explain just how violent these people can be and how undemocratic they are in their outlook. So we thought we’d let them speak for themselves.
This is a video shot from inside the ranks of the EDL contingent at yesterday’s demo in Dover. Despite accusations that peaceful fascists were attacked by vicious counter-protestors we can see that these drunken members of the imbibing brotherhood were far from peaceful (or sober). If this is what they think of as ‘Defence’ then we’d hate to see them attack.
It does seem to be true that a small contingent of anti-fascists also went looking for trouble and that’s not something that we at EBF can support. We understand it but we can’t condone it. The neo-nazis want to start a war. Violent reactions from Antifa, however well meaning, serve only to help them move in that direction.
But the counter-protestors in this video were most certainly not offering violence. They were protesting peacefully as is their right in a free society. Not that the English Defence League care about anything as trivial as other peoples’ rights. Theirs is a fascist ideology that cares only about power and the destruction of all opposition.
This is what happens when a group of pissed up neo-nazis come together. This is why we oppose them. They are not fit to call themselves British. They oppose all that is best about our democratic society. Far from ‘defending’ this realm they undermine it with violence and with brutish stupidity.
Please watch this video and the next time some far right apologist talks about how peaceful they are send them the link. Share this far and wide. Let people know just what is happening in our country. These people are far more dangerous for UK society than the 3 million Muslims who live, work and worship peacefully within these shores.