Interesting how it's right-wing "protestors" and anti-fascist "campaigners". Interesting how it's "right-wing", as well. The Graun has an interesting choice of phrase here:
hooded and balaclava-clad Asian youths confronted groups of mostly white men who had been drinking and were chanting anti-Muslim slogans.What a curious observation. Were the men mostly white, possibly mulatto or quadroon? Or does this mean that it was not just a bunch of racist honkies who were concerned about the loony ravings of Islamofascists?
And if you pitched up for a peaceful protest in gear designed to mask your identity, while the nasty right-wing honkies are all showing their faces, what could that possibly imply?
Anti-fascist protesters were also involved.
I fucking bet they were. Clearly a case of the cure being worse than the fucking symptom. Because the irony of these anti-fascists is that they quite clearly use the methods of the people they profess to despise.
But anyway, I wonder how many of the 90 people arrested were from the EDL and how many were from the anti-fascists and hooded Asians. And I wonder how many will be charged, and what the spread of EDL to UAF, etc. will be.
And I wonder, once again, where the ludicrous perception of the British as a tolerant nation came from.