Merseyside Together Against Racism and Fascism is calling on all opponents of the far right to gather for a counter-demonstration against neonazis planning to march in Liverpool.
The demonstration, coordinated by Labour left and antifascist stalwart Alan Gibbons, who spoke on the subject at a The World Transformed event alongside Labour’s conference in Liverpool last month, will begin at the famous St George’s Hall opposite Lime Street station – the scene of some of the most inspiring pro-Corbyn gatherings.
The information sheet put out by the group explains further – and recalls famous previous incidents in which fascist marchers have been thwarted by right-minded, peaceful and resolute counter-demonstrations:
Together for peace and diversity
Together against racism and fascism
…. against racist extremists
A fascist group called the North West Frontline Patriots says it is going to march in our city. Join us and say no to them. These groups are anti-working class. On a demo in July, fascists attacked officials from the transport union, the RMT. These bullies surrounded a bus driven by a Muslim woman, a member of Unite.
They want to blame scapegoats. We must reject this. The problems people face in jobs, housing and services are down to Tory cuts and the 2008 bank crash. Liverpool City Council will have lost 64% of its funding between 2010 and 2020. Austerity is to blame, not migrants. The Tories screw up lives, not Muslims.
We have a strong and proud tradition of standing up to these sorts. They recently had to hide in Lime Street station left luggage office. Months later, they were laughed out of town to the Benny Hill theme.
Let’s do it again.
If you can be there, do.
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