let's all stop the fascists
As Leftfield reported last month, the so-called ‘Scottish Defence League’ are planning to hold a ‘demonstration against Muslim extremists’ in Glasgow this Saturday, 14 November.
With past English and Welsh Defence League protests being marred by racist violence, provocative chanting, fascist salutes and general far-right hooliganism, we can probably assume the Glasgow demo will try its hardest to follow in this proud tradition.
Anti-fascists are mobilising to stop the SDL. A broad alliance of trade unions and various organisations and individuals are holding a rally in Glasgow Green from noon, with a march through the city centre taking place later in the day.
SSY is supporting the call-out for mass action to stop the SDL when they arrive – and with that at present remaining unclear, anti-fascists will be mobilising for an early doors convergence outside St Enochs subway station at 10am.
We’re urging everyone to come down and make sure there’s a huge anti-fascist presence in the city centre from early on.
Anyone coming is strongly advised to arrive in groups and to stick together! SSY will have a visible presence from 10am.
It’s very hard to predict how events will unfold on the 14th – the police are treating the day very seriously and have reportedly cancelled all leave, so expect stop and searches, and don’t carry anything illegal!
Above all, we want to stop the SDL fascists from being able to freely organise and operate on our streets. If they are decisively defeated on the 14th, chances are they’ll think again before they appear elsewhere in Scotland – they’re already claiming to have an Edinburgh event in the pipeline. Mass, militant action has defeated the fascists in the past – and we can do it again.
See you on the streets! No pasaran!