Monday, June 08, 2009

UAF demo, Liverpool Town Hall

I have just got home from an impromptu UAF (United against fascism) demo in town. We met up at the Town Hall (outside), heard a few speeches, chanted and sang for a while, and then marched down to the BBC offices on Hanover Street to express our concern at the amount of air-time the BNP have been getting on the news in the last 24 hours.

There were at least 100 people there, which considering someone only dreamt up the idea at lunchtime, was pretty good. I marched with Labour Students and LGBT people, singing "We are Black, White, Asian and Jews" amongst other things.

It was terrific to see us stretching out all along Church Road as we walked, and it gave people a peaceful way to come together to express their deep anxieties and dismay about the Euro election results in our region.

Don't forget to sign the Hope Not Hate petition - Not in My Name


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Louise Baldock said...

Yes, that is quite funny. Church Road (Wavertree) is just by me, where my local pub and my local chip shop are. We didn't march along there, but there is no reason why we shouldn't next time!