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BNP 'Red, White and Blue' festival hit by direct action

Josh Jones | 15.08.2009 23:11 | Stop the BNP's Red White and Blue festival | Anti-racism | Repression | Social Struggles | Birmingham

Thousands of British citizens came together today to blockade the BNP's 'Red, White and Blue' festival. Protesters blocked roads with their bodies, physically stopping BNP card-carriers and possible new recruits from reaching their festival.

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Coaches from all over the UK left early to reach Codnor to blockade the roads surrounding the BNP's festival. Word spread quickly that protesters had surrounded the vehicle of French fascist Le Pen, stopping him from reaching the event.

While the biggest anti-BNP protest took place in Codnor town centre, smaller groups of 200-300 people blocked roads leading to the event, making travel there impossible. The festival is said to have been heavily disrupted, with BNP head Nick Griffin making a complaint to the authorities that his followers couldn't reach their festival.

The risk of violent confrontation was reduced by the incredible number of anti-fascist activists present, with BNP supports heavily outnumbered and repeatedly retreating. The protesters were well-organised, linking arms when presented with the risk of attack by neo-Nazis and police.


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  1. reactionary nonsense — atom ants
  2. round in circles — mole
  3. Well done — Gadaga
  4. Get real! — Mike
  5. What a good way to piss off local residents — Local Resident
  6. .. and meanwhile the BNP gets a million votes — D02
  7. Ho hum — All very well but
  9. Trolls? — Jace
  10. to 'all very well but', jace and invica .. you are so wrong — D02
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  12. Nothing ventured, nothing gained — Pat
  13. Secondary targets? — anon
  14. doing nothing — atom ant
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  16. placard waver — Del
  17. To UAF — @
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  19. @ Jace — atom ant
  20. a few things — tom b
  21. Reason for collapse in numbers — PJ
  22. @ D02 — Organised socialist
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  25. anon — i'm with this person
  26. @ UAF mobster .. — D02
  27. landowner — anon +I'm with this person
  28. No point in demonstrating???? — Bystander
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  30. @ Bystander — Can it be ?