Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Police will have special powers for the RWB

POLICE have invoked special legal powers to help control and potentially arrest protestors at this weekend's British National Party festival.

More than a thousand anti-BNP activists had at one stage been expected to protest outside Red, White and Blue in Codnor-Denby Lane, Denby, on Saturday.

But Derbyshire police now have Government permission to limit the number of campaigners and their activities using the Public Order Act.

The protest must now involve no more than 700 people meeting at Codnor Market Place at 9am.

From 11.45am, activists will be allowed to march along the A6007 Heanor Road to its junction with Codnor-Denby Lane, where the procession will halt.

A "designated protest point" will be set up outside the festival for up to 30 anti-BNP protestors between 1 and 4pm.

A police spokesman said: "The procession will be marshalled and accompanied by police officers.

"If there are more than 700 people and they don't stick to the designated plan we will negotiate the organisers.

"If they don't listen, protestors will potentially be liable to arrest."

After the 30 have broken away the remaining number will return to Codnor Market Place for a rally.

Assistant Chief Constable, Peter Goodman, said: "We are trying to find a balance between allowing legitimate protest and maintaining public safety and minimising inconvenience to people who live or work in the affected area.

"We hope that people will abide by the law and enjoy the opportunity of voicing their opinions in safety."

Saturday's protest has been organised by trade unions, Unite and Unison, Derby Racial Equality Council, and national groups Unite Against Fascism, Love Music Hate Racism and Stop the BNP.

Red, White and Blue will run from Friday to Sunday and has been described as a "family event" by the BNP.


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Anonymous said...

Let them march, one look at the scruffy unruly mob should be enough to win the BNP more publicty and votes. Before I became interested in the BNP, through no fault of my own I had the misfortune to be in the middle of a "Anti Fash" demo...I had my eyes opened wide believe me!, result I visited the BNP website and found out the truth about things which previously I had only been guessing at.

Phil Nott said...

This is really good you know. 30 of the great unwashed plus numerous police will be able to hear people having a good time, and if it rains (hope it doesn't)most people will be in the tents and the great unwashed will get a bath like they did at Kimberly.

Anonymous said...

Remember not to stand downwind of these protesters! Perhaps the police should give each of them a bar of soap.

Peter said...

Anonymous 17.12.....You are exaggerating a bit and I need to correct you. You know the protesting filth need two bars of soap each and not the one you state.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to take your cameras folks. Get the kids to wind them up too so we can all have a good laugh at the antics of the undead and pass the photos/vids around :-)

britnat said...

It seems that the police are worried that they won't be able to control more than 700 of them.

I hope that they will give us a categorical assurance that we will be protected and that they will mobilise the necessary force to do so.

Anonymous said...

These unwashed freaks sure won't try to get on the site.
The dogs will make sure of that ;-)
Pity the villagers though, having the undead lurking around.

watling said...

Don't worry. The unwashed commie protesters can't stay long because the following weekend it's the Notting Hill Carnival.

The tat peddlars have got to get their Che Guevara teeshirts, hammer and sickle flags and We're all Hezbollah now banners dusted off.

The druggies have got to meet up with their Columbian suppliers in order to prepare for selling their drugs.

The muggers need to get in touch with the rest of their gang so they're all ready for work next weekend.

The steaming gangs will need to do some sprinting and boxing training.

The murderers will need to sharpen their knives.

Anonymous said...

"BNP festival and protestors cause businesses and residents a headache

BUSINESS owners and residents living near the site of a BNP festival fear the event will cause major disruption.
The controversial Red, White and Blue festival will take place on fields off Condor-Denby Lane, Denby, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Police have invoked special public order laws in an effort to keep the number of anti-BNP protesters who plan to come to the area on Saturday down to 700.
But an anti-BNP activists' march and rally will mean Codnor's only car park, its Market Place, and a main road will close.
And people living by the site in Denby fear noise and violence and are angry at footpath closures. The protesters' march, which will travel along the A6007 Heanor Road to its junction with Codnor-Denby Lane, means some shops will close.
Richard Walker, owner of Tantastic salon, said: "I will probably close. I wish there was no festival and no protesters because we are going to lose money."
Aileen Tilley, whose costume shop Fancy That is opposite Codnor car park, in High Street, said she would close.
She said: "We will lose money. The police told me they couldn't tell me directly to close but I'm going to."

Someone should make it clear that its not the BNP threatening to vandalise shops and houses etc, its the TUC and NuLabour sponsored rent-a-mob vermin.

Anonymous said...

Vibrant protesters may have firearms

Salford Supporter said...

Derbyshire Racial Equality Coucil is a publicly funded organisation and it is a disgrace to democracy that it should involve itself in campaigning against a legitimate political party.