From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Newcastle fans call for ban on Pegida UK rally
Friday 20th february 2014
Dozens of unions, anti-fascist and religious groups and politicians have already backed a counter-protest to snuff out attempts at building a new British fascist movement.
Now Toon fans, who will mass hours later for a scheduled home game versus Aston Villa, have added their opposition to the plans.
Branding Newcastle a “wonderfully diverse and glorious city,” supporters group NUFC Fans United urges: “The authorities cannot allow any of our community, whatever their race, creed or religious belief to be treated in such a manner in our city on match day or any other day.
“What kind of message does it send to those who come to study in our colleges and universities, or who visit as tourists to wonder on the splendour of our heritage history?”
The group urges “like-minded football supporters” to demand a ban on the event, adding: “This rally is unacceptable, uncalled for and not welcome on the streets of Newcastle.”
Pegida UK has adopted the name of an anti-Islamic movement that mobilised thousands in Germany before an “Adolf Hitler” photo of its nazi-loving leader surfaced, plunging it into chaos.
See also here.
The anti-Islamic group Pegida has been warned it is “not welcome” in Newcastle ahead of its inaugural UK protest this weekend: here.
ANTI-FASCISTS will be out in force in Newcastle today to fight back against the first ever demonstration by German Islamophobic group Pegida on Britain’s streets: here.