Counter demonstration in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saturday 25th May
The English Defence League (EDL) has a major demonstration planned in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Saturday 25th May.
Show Racism the Red Card is supporting the peaceful counter-demonstration led by Councillor Dipu Ahad and anti-fascist campaigners.
To take part in the counter-demonstration, assemble outside Newcastle City Hall at 13.00. The march will finish in Newgate street where the main demonstration will occur.
The EDL have organised a national demonstration to oppose the building of a proposed faith school for Muslims in Benwell.
Cllr Dipu Ahad Labour representative for the Elswick Ward on Newcastle City Council, believes the protest will unnecessarily “stir racial hatred in the community”.