KEEP THE RACIST EDL OUT OF EAST LONDON!
From Unite against Fascism:
Residents, local trade unionists, community groups and councillors have backed a rally and demo against the racist English Defence League in Tower Hamlets, east London.
Sunday 20 June
Assemble 12.30pm, Stepney Green Park,
march to Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel
Here is the joint statement, backed by local councillors, campaigners, trade unionists and community groups:
The English Defence League is a violent, bigoted organisation and an embarrassment to our country. They should be condemned everywhere, but will be particularly unwelcome if they come to Tower Hamlets.
Most people in the East End live in peace and mutual respect for neighbours, regardless of their faith or skin colour.
As residents and workers in the borough, we will not tolerate attempts to divide us or stir up hatred. The real enemies of Tower Hamlets are poverty and inequality, not Islam.
At Cable Street in 1936 the people of the East End united to block the way to Mosley’s fascist blackshirts. We stand ready to do the same to the EDL. This will be a peaceful protest to celebrate our diversity.