Fascists kept at bay in Liverpool
A large turn out by Trade Unionists and antifascists in Liverpool has manage to keep a rag tag bunch of EDL, NF and Infidels from attacking an Irish march in the city.
Fascists began meeting in the city from early this morning, spreading the lie that it was a march by the Provisional IRA. The fascists even thought that Irish trade unionist James Larkin (born in Liverpool) was some kind of IRA gunman..
Last year the fascists manage to stop the march, but this year there has been a large turn out of people to ensure the march, a celebration of a Trade Unionist who fought for the rights of both the Irish and the people of Liverpool, went ahead.
Between 80-100 well known fascists, include the self-styled “paramilitaries” of the CxF began hunting around town early on looking for people to attack, but the march went ahead with a large police, Trade Union and antifascist presence.
Throughout the march, fascists tried to attack and intimidate people after a sit-down protest by them had failed. Two fascists tried to attack the march with bottles, but were beaten off.
Another one had actually urinated himself as his Dutch courage tries to escape!
By the end of the march which was 200 strong, up to 100 fascists had tried to line the route and disrupt it, but the band kicked up a rousing rendition of “The Fields of Athenry” to the delight of everyone.
Animal killer and dubious far-right personality Jon “Snowy” Shaw reacted badly to being photographed, kicking out at both our journalist and our photographer as he tried to escape Liverpool without being seen.
thanks to Matthew Collins in Liverpool
Sam King – Hope not Hate