The English Defence League marched through Rotherham to highlight the politically correct cover up by authorities of crimes against young, white girls by offenders of a non-English background.
About 300 supporters of the EDL took part in the ‘Regional Demonstration’ on Saturday, 13 October.
The marchers sang “We’re the famous EDL’, “No surrender”, “E-E-EDL” and “We want our country back”.
Some of the banners held read ‘Paedophiles & Sharia laws off our streets’, ‘UAF are totally disturbed to defend paedos’ and ‘We speak the truth whether you like it or not?’
At the demo point at the Town Hall, there were chants of ‘Yorkshire!’
“It’s nice to see so many people standing here for the protection of our children”, one of the EDL speakers said, in reference to the cases of child grooming gangs, from a largely Pakistani Muslim background, that had been ignored by the politically correct police, social services and mainstream politicians.
“We’re here today for a very specific reason. We will always stand against suicide bombers. We will always stand against extremist clerics.”
He continued, “We are here today because South Yorkshire Police and Social Services refused to do their jobs!” Chants of ‘England, England, England!’ then drowned him out.
“When children need help, when children need protecting, when children need saving, they turn their backs, they close their eyes and bury their heads in the sand.” He said of the police.
A minute’s silence was held for victims of grooming gangs and the soldiers that have died for the country. A reference may also have been made to the first white 'honour killing' victim whom The Telegraph reported was murdered in Rotherham about half a year ago.
Police report of events
South Yorkshire Police reported “Today’s demonstrations in Rotherham between opposing groups, supporters of the English Defence League and United Against Fascism, passed by without any significant disorder.
“800 extra police officers were on duty in Rotherham town centre to minimise disruption and protect property while ensuring that each group could exercise their right to peaceful protest.
“Approximately 300 EDL members took part in demonstration while 150 people held a counter-demonstration elsewhere in the town centre. EDL members congregated on Bridgegate before marching towards Town Hall for a number of public speeches. United Against Fascism supporters also marched to the Town Hall after congregating in All Saints Square.”
Assistant Chief Constable Andy Holt was quoted as saying: “I’m pleased that the demonstrations passed without significant disruption today and that the residents of Rotherham were able to go about their usual business as much as possible."
The Daily Mail reported that police turned a blind eye to sex grooming gangs of largely Pakistani men for more than a decade, instead, in many cases, taking action against the young, white girls.
In one case Rotherham Council offered a vulnerable white girl lessons in Urdu and Punjabi to ‘educate her’ after her ordeal.