Thanks to GoV: Â The Beeb Does it Again
The BBC has put out yet another hit piece on the English Defence League, doing everything in its power to paint the peaceful demonstrators at EDL events as violent. It ignores the fact that the vast majority of violent attacks at the demos are initiated by the “anti-fascists” who oppose the EDL.
Even worse, there is the not-so-subtle hint that EDL demonstrators are the equivalent of the rioters, arsonists, and looters that ravaged London earlier this month.
Vlad TepesÂ has supplemented the BBC’s hatchet job with some additional footage and commentary:
The Tower Hamlets Demonstration â€“ 3rd September 2011 is going ahead
Tommy Robinson, leader of the EDL, shows Â remarkable strength and leadership qualities in this hostile ‘interview’ with the journallie.
Update (thanks to Mullah)
In finding itself banned, Unite Against Fascism has fallen victim to its own brand of boneheaded illiberalism Â (Telegraph)
Just how dumb is Unite Against Fascism? Having lobbied the government many times in recent months to ban marches by the English Defence League, it is nowÂ outraged that the Government has not only taken up this offer to squish the EDL but has pushed it further, by banning all public protests in five London boroughs for the next 30 days. That means both the Right-wing EDL and the lefties at UAF â€“ and anyone else with a political gripe â€“ are forbidden from marching in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest any time in September. “This is a huge attack on everyone’s civil liberties”, bleats UAF, which is weird, considering that they’re the ones who invited the Government to undermine people’s civil liberties in the first place.