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Anti-racism counter demonstration planned for Lincoln city centre

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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Anti-racism campaigners at a public meeting last night unanimously agreed to hold a counter-demonstration against the East Anglian Patriots group when they return to Lincoln in the New Year.

The EAP were previously in the city in June to protest against the building of a mosque on Boultham Park Road.

Nick Parker, spokesperson for Lincoln Against Racism and Facism, said that doing nothing was not an option.

"If the East Anglian Patriots succeed in intimidating Muslims whose only offence is to practise their democratic right to worship freely, who will be the target next," he said.

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"We need as many people as possible who oppose the threat of racism and the far-right to come out on to the streets of Lincoln, and join us in sending out a positive united message by standing up for the democratic rights of all sections of our community."

The "unity against racism" counter-demonstration called by Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism will take place on Saturday, January 18 in Lincoln city centre.

The time and venue will be finalised in due course.

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  • Pete67  |  December 15 2013, 12:19PM

    Maybe Nick Parker should have been in Brick Lane London to fight for the rights of Muslim shop and café owners from the harassment they were getting. See http://tinyurl.com/mw8b7gk

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  • ARDKAndy  |  December 12 2013, 10:26PM

    Who care some on line website backs them most people in Lincolnshire either don't care or don't back them ! Why on the same day unless it's to cause civil unrest and to incite a riot. The police should ban them.

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  • Red_imps  |  December 12 2013, 3:55PM

    In the words of Councillor Brent Charlesworth - you are not welcome here!!!!!

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  • nickythenark  |  December 12 2013, 3:42PM

    Nick Parker, spokesperson for Lincoln Against Racism and Facism, said that doing nothing was not an option. "If the East Anglian Patriots succeed in intimidating Muslims whose only offence is to practise their democratic right to worship freely, who will be the target next," he said. If this is what you think Mr Parker Your Lincoln Against Racism and Facism Group are as bad as the EAP because surely your Lincoln Against Racism and Facism Group are out to itimidate people who support the EAP who are only practising there democratic right to hold a peaceful demonstration against the building of this mosque or why else are the Lincoln Against Racism and Facism Group demonstrating. You speak of peoples democratic rights,were the people of lincoln asked if they wanted this mosque,where the people of Britain asked if they wanted to become a multicultural society. No in both cases it was forced upon them.The mosque by a bunch of councillors in city hall who no doubt had their own reasons for allowing it to be built,and Britain was forced to become multicultural by a Dictator in no 10 Downing St at no time were the people of this city or this country asked their opinion. So please don't talk about democracy Mr Parker there's no such thing.We are Dictated to from the cradle to the grave.The only time we can use our democratic rights is when we are allowed to vote to change the dictator ie every 5 years.

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  • Pete67  |  December 12 2013, 2:03PM

    I would have thought a day before or a day after would have been a better option otherwise people might think they're out to confront and cause trouble (which is a tactic normally used by the UAF against the EDL).

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