Saturday, November 27, 2010

The EDL: Opposing Sharia in Preston

EDL demo, Preston

The EDL staged a demonstration in Preston today, one of three mounted simultaneously in various parts of England.

Aeneas has a report at the ICLA website:

Five Thousand Strong English Defence League Demonstration Against Sharia in Preston

Around 5000 EDL supporters braved the winter weather to assemble in Preston against sharia. This was one of two simultaneous EDL demonstrations in different parts of England which demonstrates a new capability for the organisation. It will only be a matter of time before numerous demonstrations will be possible simultaneously.

The demonstration in Preston was largely peaceful, though some trouble was caused during the speeches by some agent provocateurs who had disguised themselves as football fans. The genuine EDL supporters made their views clear with regard to this group of trouble makers. It seems that all manner of measures is used by the EDL’s opponents to disrupt its peaceful demonstrations in an attempt to tarnish its image. The Government has lost the argument and seems willing to resort to any manner of dirty tricks in their desperation.

The police behaved in an exemplary and friendly manner both before and during the demonstration. The only real problems occurred afterwards. As EDL supporters were socialising after the protest had taken place, the numerous pubs where they had congregated were raided by the police and all occupants forced to leave. It seems that this was a deliberate provocation, perhaps ordered by the senior politically appointed officers, in order to get EDL supporters to react to this outrageous treatment. It seems that the last thing that the powers that be want is a peaceful EDL demonstration. Nevertheless, the vast majority of EDL supporters didn’t react to this strategy. The way that the police has been corrupted by the oligarchs who now run the British state now means that it is more essential than ever that senior police officers are directly elected like they are in the United States. Politically motivated policing is undermining confidence in the police service and undermining equality before the law which is at the very heart of our democracy (though at odds with sharia).

Overall, the day in Preston was a resounding success – it was well attended, largely peaceful, and supported by the many people who were watching the demonstration or going about their ordinary business. The support for the EDL has clearly grown in recent weeks and months. The support base is strong and growing stronger by the day as the British Government continues to ignore the British people as it proceeds to gradually impose sharia norms against their will and for goodness knows what reason.


For more photos, see the ICLA article.

10 comments:

Early Light said...

Is there any way we can confirm what the orders to the police were regarding the pubs?

Shirl in Oz said...

The only way you could get details, would be if a friend of yours was a policeman involved.

Otherwise forget it

Go EDL

babs said...

The EDL have always wanted a peaceful demo but the UAF/MDL have counter demontsrated the same day which is obviously going to cause tension that is why they do it. The Police were great and kept the counter demontsrators away from us so patriots had their peaceful demo..a good day was had by one and all

nanette said...

G-d Bless the EDL!
Sounds like England's cops are the same kind as Bloomberg's. They need to grow some cojones and be on the right side.

EscapeVelocity said...

E-E-EDL!

Massive demonstrations in multiple cities.

That will get the attention of the authorities.

Keep on growing and fighting the good fight for Western Civilization and peoples, EDL!

Richard said...

Please tell the EDL that they need to make friends with some policemen, and after awhile they can use them as sources of information about what the police are going to do. But warn them not to do anything to let the bosses know they have advance warning.

LAW Wells said...

The way that the police has been corrupted by the oligarchs who now run the British state now means that it is more essential than ever that senior police officers are directly elected like they are in the United States. Politically motivated policing is undermining confidence in the police service and undermining equality before the law which is at the very heart of our democracy (though at odds with sharia).

This doesn't cut it with me. Seriously, would you expect an elected policeman to be much better than the present state of affairs (when politicians are thrown up who like to leave their heads in the sand)? Would you expect an elected police official to be any less politicised by what we have now?

Frankly, someone needs to tell the senior cops their loyalty is to the Crown, not the politicians. And the Crown represents the entire people.

Seriously, is there something in the ivory that makes the people that inhabit towers of them forget about life for those they ostensiblty serve (elected or otherwise)?

Silly Kuffar said...

there was only 1000 allowed at the demo. the police warned that only 1000 EDL would be allowed.

MJ Stevenson said...

We should have these kinds of protests here in the USA.

You New said...

Kuffar,

Funny, hearing that the British government is trying to put a limit on the number of protesters. Which seems like a way to try to create the impression that the movement is less popular than it is.