|I've just come back from the BNP
demonstration against the Islamics at Finsbury Park. I turned
up at 7 o'clock and the police told me that the BNP were in
a corner opposite the mosque. To begin with, there was only
a small group of people there with Union Jacks. But they had
no political interest or BNP interest. So I went back to Finsbury
Park and a small group of BNP supporters started arriving
so I just followed them to where the police had arranged for
all of us to meet. There was a small number to begin with
but by 8 o'clock the BNP support had grown to about 100. The
Arsehole Nazi League were about 10 yards away from us but
someone said to me half of London's police force is here so
there was no trouble from our side as the two groups were
kept well apart.
The Arsehole Nazi League were saying
just about two words throughout the whole night, which was
"Nazi scum". I did not hear them say anything
else. This is all the words they have in their vocabulary,
the poor bastards. By about 7:30 a speaker from the BNP
started making a speech about several things such as immigration,
Iraq, Islamic extremists and so on. Many of the BNP members
I spoke to did not agree that we should join America in
a war with Iraq, so I was in a minority on that issue. Someone
even said to me that Christians are treated worse in Israel
than in Iraq. The speaker did mention how political correctness
is still infecting our country so Sean, I don't agree with
your views that PC is declining.
There was a very hostile atmosphere
to begin because ANL, liberals and muslims surrounded us.
But as the BNP numbers increased things started to settle
down. We saw some pakis with scarves over their faces hoping
that they would not be recognised if they started a riot.
Also, the photographers literally surrounded us. I wonder
which paper my photo will be in?
On the mosque itself there was a banner
that said, "Islam will take over Britain". They
tried to provoke us but they failed. The BNP speaker spoke
a lot of common sense to the reporters and all we heard
from ANL the usual abuse. Towards the end of the demonstration
a group of around a dozen NF supporters joined us. I asked
one of them if there was still this hostility between the
NF and the BNP and he said that "was all in the past
and the hostility is over". There was tremendous comradeship
with everyone in the demonstration. We were all introducing
ourselves to each other and I even met someone who I used
to work with who I will introduce to this group. I have
to be honest with Ian, you described them as morons but
they didn't look like morons to me. One BNP member told
me that the NF just happens to be more militant than the
BNP, but militancy can give a political party a bad image.
The NF handed out their newspaper which had only four pages.
It contained the usual stories of ethnic minority crimes
So as the evening progressed there were
lots of "football style" songs that were being
sung from our side. One of them was "no surrender to
the IRA", although I didn't see what that had to do
with the demonstration. The NF were singing, "the National
Front is a white man's front". But the most popular
song of the night was Rule Britannia.
At the end of the evening the police
escorted us back to Finsbury Park Station where we had our
own tube to travel on to Kings Cross with a police escort.
I thought the police handled the evening superbly. After
that the group dispersed. I asked around if there was anyone
from FSID in the demonstration but I couldn't find anyone.
I asked if Mr Leacomber was there but nobody knew. This
was only the second demonstration I've ever been to. The
first one was about 15 years ago.
The night of 11th Sept. 2002 is one
that I won't forget.
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