Rotherham’s Victims say: ‘EDL Racist Rallies Are Not In Our Name’

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Rotherham’s Victims say: ‘EDL Racist Rallies Are Not In Our Name’

Post by Irn Bru on Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:42 am

VICTIMS of child sex abuse in Rotherham have made an impassioned plea to Home Secretary Amber Rudd to stop the fascist English Defence League (EDL) exploiting their suffering to justify hatred.

The EDL staged another police-protected “national” demonstration in South Yorkshire at the weekend but fewer than 40 EDL extremists turned up in the town.

They were outnumbered by at least four times as many counter-protesters drawn from Rotherham’s multicultural population.

Anti-fascism demonstrator Martin Hickman said: “From what I saw EDL had fewer than 40 people.

“It’s clear every time it comes its numbers get smaller. It’s also worth remembering it calls these national mobilisations.”

Rotherham has been targeted by the EDL, National Front and British National Party in more than 20 demonstrations over the last two years.

The groups refer to the 1,400 girls who were revealed to have been “groomed” for sexual abuse and exploitation by older men that were mainly of Asian origin.

Police and Rotherham Council were criticised for inaction long after the perpetrators had been jailed.

But the far-right groups continue to use it to create division and racial hatred by targeting the town for protests.


http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-9899-Rotherhams-victims-say-EDL-racist-rallies-are-not-in-our-name

Of course, the EDL won't give a damn about the wishes of the victims group and will carry on regardless and no doubt the RW nuts that polute social media blogs and forunms won't either.

Some people should take note.
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