"We're here on this lovely sunny day to celebrate multicultural Manchester", UAF organiser Paul J announced as about 15 anti-racist activists started leafletting to build for the national anti-racist demonstration on 16th March, United Nations Day Against Racism And Discrimination. The activity was called by Stand Up To Racism Manchester (see Fb page.) A handful of far-right activists turned up to harass and harangue, but passers-by continued to stop by the SUTR stall and take leaflets away.
Amongst the fascist thugs was Nazi John Lawrence who now claims he's an election candidate for the fascist Britain First group. Other far-right thugs lost their rag several times and had to be pushed away by police officers, who eventually used a 'dispersal order' to get rid of them.
Two members of the RMT railworkers' unions came down after their early-morning picketing at Victoria station, to offer support and solidarity. We need more trade unionists - RMT, Unison, FBU, teachers and lecturers - to join the Stand Up To Racism event next Saturday, 9th February, if the far right carry out their threat to bring in a bigger gang of hate-mongers - see the Fb event here https://www.facebook.com/events/437639943726222/ .