Yesterday, Saturday 18th June, the English Defence League marched from Redbridge to Dagenham. Flesh is Grass has done an excellent round up of events, including the 10 Police Vans that were waiting in Dagenham and the one PCSO on a bike representing Redbridge Police. Apparently two Asian youths were attacked with one getting a broken jaw, but we don’t know what triggered that event. We do know, however, that even Deputy Prime Ministers can be provoked into a “right hook” at times. So, we won’t pass judgement yet.
We are a pretty diverse bunch here in Redbridge, and unless someone can provide evidence to the contrary we all get along fine for the most part.
Sure a Mosque on Eastern Avenue was attacked recently but as far as I am aware it was not racially motivated. And we did have a BNP councillor for one term but the backlash feared by REFT and UAF did not materialise.
Here’s a photo of the march from Nick Lowles' blog.
Now, I’m not one for stereotypes but they do look like the sort who drink vast amounts of foreign lager and then go for an Indian Curry……..