Demonstrations have been organised for Saturday 25 February 2012, in Hyde, Greater Manchester to protest against the cowardly, gang attack on Daniel Stringer-Prince.
BBC North West Tonight reported that Daniel Stringer and his best friend Kavan Brown (both seventeen years old) had come into Hyde to buy some sweets. As they walked past a takeaway in Nelson Street, one man inside, made a gesture with his knife across his throat, threatening the boys, then a gang of ‘Asian’ men chased them into a side street.
Daniel was beaten and left for dead. He suffered a broken eye socket in two places, broken cheekbone and a fractured skull.
The police are treating it as a hate crime as one of the victims perceived that it was racially motivated.
The Daily Mail reported that the attack occurred at about 10:15pm on Saturday 4 February 2012 and involved a mob of up to eight ‘Asian’ people.
The vicious attack is believed to have been either racially or religiously motivated, or both.
Due to the mainstream media simply defining the attackers as ‘Asian’, speculation has been rife as to their precise identity.
Separate demonstrations have been organised for the same day by both the British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL).
The BNP demonstration will be held in Market Square, outside Hyde Town Hall at 11am.
The BNP will be handing out a leaflet with the message ‘Anti-English Racial Attacks “Enough is enough”’.
The EDL was made a proscribed organisation for members of the BNP in September 2009. However, in a change of tune the BNP are now “happy to work with any and all other groups who are looking to organise similar demonstrations on this issue”.
The EDL are organising a national demonstration in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm.
The EDL website displays a poster with the words ‘Manchester Feb 25th. Not Racist, not violent, no longer silent – no surrender!’
The EDL made clear on their website that “the BNP will not be welcome”.
Unite Against Fascism (UAF)
The far-left UAF will be holding their 2012 conference in central London on the same day.
One of the conference themes will be ‘campaigning against the English Defence League’.
UAF usually hold counter demonstrations to the EDL or BNP, such as those recently held outside Liverpool Crown Court and in Leicester.
The UAF Chairman is Ken Livingstone, former Labour Party Mayor of London (known as ‘Red’ Ken, due to his Socialist beliefs). Both Jeremy Dear, the former General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and David Cameron, Prime Minister support UAF.
Opponents of UAF argue that, ironically, it is itself a fascist, anti-white, racist organisation, as it doesn’t believe in freedom of speech for its political opponents, doesn’t recognise the indigenous British people and their culture and only campaigns against racism or prejudice directed towards non-white, non-Christian people. When demonstrations are held to protest against racism or prejudice directed at people from a white, Christian background, the UAF often organise a counter demonstration.
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