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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: 'Casuals United' - English Defence League - Britain First Reply with quote



Birmingham city centre protests: Riot police arrest 31 people
Aug 8 2009

RIOT police made 31 arrests tonight as they fought running battles with rival protesters as racial tensions spilled over on the streets of Birmingham. Violence broke out in the city centre between a controversial group who claim to be campaigning against Muslim extremists and anti-fascist activists. The groups had held vocal but peaceful protests in separate parts of the city centre until violence erupted in New Street just before 7pm.

The unrest flared after a pressure group calling themselves Casuals United organised a demonstration against Muslim extremists. The group, which claims to be anti-BNP, were formed after radical Muslims caused outrage by protesting against returning British troops in Luton earlier this year. But anti-fascists organised a rival rally after claiming the Casuals are made up of hardcore socccer hooligans intent on causing racial unrest. Their protest took place next to Birmingham’s Bullring, while the Casuals gathered outside the council house in Victoria Square.

It us unclear what sparked the violent skirmishes, but riot police were soon involved in a large number of incidents and at one point were forced to seal off New Street with a steel barrier. Other police officers were seen running ran across Corporation Street, desperately trying to keep the opposing sets of protesters apart.

Scared shoppers fled in all directions as chaos and confusion descended on the city centre. Some cowered in Primark and Saturday night revellers fled in panic as hundreds of police, some clad in full riot gear, struggled to keep the peace. Emily Bridgewater was buying clothes with her mum in Primark on New Street when violence broke out. She said: “Everything seemed fine until suddenly it all kicked off outside and there was stampeding and screaming. We ended up being locked in Primark, the shutters came down and the alarms went off as the riot police tried to regain control of the street. ‘It was very frightening.”

Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood condemned both sets of protesters. The Labour MP had previously called for the Casuals rally to be banned after the Sunday Mercury first revealed the plans. He said: “I predicted this would happen when the Casuals announced that they were going to protest. Lots of innocent people, children and families, could have been hurt in this idiotic incident and I wholeheartedly condemn both sides for taking part in these scenes which have brought shame on Birmingham. I condemn the Casuals for organising their protest and inciting this fighting but I equally condemn the anti-fascist campaigners who rose to the bait – that was particularly stupid.

“People have a democratic right to protest. But perhaps in future West Midlands police should look at holding sensitive demonstrations like these on separate days. That way they might avoid the scenes which have blighted our city centre tonight.”

By around 8.30pm police had restored order but tensions remained high.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

at least one did, i think it was channel 4 yesterday evening ( i just caught a bit ) ... although i can't see anything on their website Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Daily Mail report


note - this is savagely edited from the original, as the pictures showing mainly locals attacking the EDL, rather than the other way round as it was originally.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Nazi scum out of Brum"
August 10, 2009
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I meant to write about this before. You probably heard that a collection of Nazis and football hooligans attempted to colonise a spot in Birmingham to hold a rally against Islam on Saturday. Feeling a bit flush after the BNP's electoral success, the far right are attempting to sieze the initiative on the streets. Some of them are engaging directly in violent attacks, but these guys are pretending to be Ordinary Decent Hardworking People. They are organised under entities known as "Casuals United" and the "English Defence League". The EDL is a BNP-linked organisation that professes to oppose 'Islamification' (finally a word that rhymes with 'ramification'). The last time "Casuals United" were seen, they were involved in rioting in Luton in England shirts and balaclavas. But they're awfully coy about any association with far right politics, their placards insisting that 'we are not BNP and we are not racists'. It's not clear who this is supposed to convince. The weird thing is, it is the BNP who are now trying to disassociate themselves from the EDL, even pretending to be rather distressed by how dangerous the group is.

Anyway, these idiots tried to stage their protest in front of the Bull Ring shopping centre, but had to give up that idea when about 300 anti-fascist activists turned up in response to a UAF alert. They were driven off elsewhere and staged their protest under police protection until a few hundred local youths turned up and confronted them. And that's when it all went downhill for the fash. They were outnumbered, pincered by the kids, and some of them - it pains me to say this - appear to have got their heads kicked in. (I seem to recall there used to be a terrace song about getting your fucking head kicked in?) The Times reports today that the English Defence League is in serious disarray after being so comprehensively outmanned and outmanoeuvred:

"Despite efforts to promote the event, fewer than 100 were thought to have gathered. Left-wing groups including Unite Against Fascism were alerted to the march and were able to organise a counter demonstration. One member of the League’s online forum, registered as Adder, wrote: “I support you guys but yesterday was a shambles and you made us English look like an embarrassment. What exactly happened to supposed 'In the high hundreds' who were supposed to turn up? I saw the video and it seemed like there was barely 70 of you. Holding it such a high profile public place, ridiculous idea [sic]. That's just asking for normal civilians minding their own business to get attacked.”

Neil Edy, another member of the website, said: “I went to the march ... the turn out to the event wasnt good enuf only a few of us were there supporting the cause.” Another sympathiser, calling himself Bill, said that he had not been able to find the others: “We were in the City most the afternoon, but then left as we had no one to contact and meet with, and we werent the only ones.”

Given that these people have an alarming propensity for attacking Asian residences and shops, their humiliating defeat can only be welcomed. But they are going ahead with other plans:

"Despite the failure of the first large event, the League insists it will continue to hold demonstrations. Comments on the group’s website, and the affiliated football hooliganism site Casuals United said that the next one would be bigger. One message on the Casuals United site read: “We will arrange it via the Inner Circles secret forums, so we will arrive unnanounced and neither the police or the scum will know any details.”

Such bravado. Some luck. If these people aren't already thoroughly penetrated by the security services, they probably will be by this evening.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this post used to have some excellent footage of the situation. Watching them just begin to run off was particularly funny.

I wish I'd saved it now...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Faceless and Luke for the excellent contributions above.

My compliments...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, the Daily Mail changed its original headline and general tone of this article.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...Such handsome young men these EDL folk...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A more charming group of chaps you'd be hard-pressed to meet - I am especially impressed by the chants of 'INGERLAND' in this video. It's interesting to note that the BBC wanted to push the idea that both groups were equally responsible.


Rival protesters clash on streets
bbc.co.uk
5th September 2009

A "significant number" of people have been arrested during clashes between right-wing protesters and anti-fascist campaigners in Birmingham. A group calling itself the English Defence League, which said it was protesting against Islamic extremism, was met with a counter demonstration. Gangs of men and youths hurled bottles at each other and pelted riot police with bricks in the city centre. Police said it was not possible to say how many arrests had been made. Officers had earlier said more than 20 men had been arrested on a bus in Digbeth during the afternoon. A number of further arrests were made on double-decker buses in the city centre later.

The disturbances followed clashes last month, between English Defence League protesters and members of Unite Against Fascism. West Midlands Police said the latest trouble involved a total of about 200 people, in mainly sporadic incidents. The disturbances were confined mainly to the New Street and Bennetts Hill area. The police helicopter was flying over the city centre for several hours monitoring the movements of the protesters and a heavy police presence was visible on the streets. Police said the people held later in the day had boarded the buses on which they were arrested in and around Bennetts Hill. Other arrests were made in nearby Waterloo Street and in Digbeth High Street.

Det Ch Insp Sue Southern said: "Officers acted quickly and robustly to quell pockets of disorder caused by several groups of 20 to 30 men. Police estimate around 200 people in total were involved in the trouble." A West Midlands Police spokesman said the first arrests for violent disorder were made shortly after 1530 BST. The BBC's Dominic Casciani said police filled two double-decker buses with protesters from the English Defence League and transported them to Lancaster Circus. "Both buses were filled with right wing protesters," he said. "Police made them hold their protest in an underpass at Lancaster Circus, where no-one could see them."

Before the demonstration police and the city council obtained an order allowing them to restrict "trespassing groups" in the Bullring area of the city, under section 14a of the Public Order Act. They were also granted permission to impose conditions on the protesters, restricting them to certain locations and a limit of 250 people. Orders were also passed restricting the demonstrations to two locations. But after meeting on Broad Street in the city's entertainment district, demonstrators went to New Street, about half a mile away, and trouble broke out. The street, which houses a large number of banks, cafes and chain stores, is a major pedestrian shopping route. The nearby Bullring shopping centre and other shops remained open.

Det Ch Insp Southern said business leaders had said they considered the lack of impact on the busy retail area a success. On its website, the English Defence League had urged its supporters to avoid violent clashes. It added anyone causing trouble would be arrested or removed and could destroy the hard work put in by the league and police and "would ruin the day for everyone". It also stressed it was not a fascist organisation. The police and council had been criticised on anti-fascist websites for allowing the protests to go ahead.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should of sent those two bus loads straight to Afghanistan - be good to see how they fare against the Taliban.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see that the Daily Mail have removed some of the pics featuring the EDL scum.

So here they are.







Also, in the second article from the Daily Mail, they have completely altered the original report to make it seem as if the trouble was caused by Muslims. Daily Mail = fucking twisted shitehawks.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




The EDL attempted another demonstration today in Harrow, London. This is the result.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Here's a screenshot from their forum - the ad is perfect! haha
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is for real??? How perfect! The universe always evens things up...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, it's genuine!

They're using a free forum site, so it will have ads generated on the most common terms used - in this case 'Islam'.

They've pwned themselves through their ignorance... haha
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