Socialists terminate BNP street campaign in Edinburgh
Scottish Socialist Party members, including two prospective candidates in the
coming General Election, today reduced a Scottish wide British National Party
pre-election mobilisation to chaos and drove the fascists off the streets of
The BNP members had set up a stall on Edinburgh's
world renowned Princess Street which included an Inverness BNP banner.
Alerted by text messages, SSP activists were on the
scene within minutes and surrounded the fascist activists who were attempting
spread their message of hate.
After attempting to intimidate the SSP members with threats of violence, the BNP
were eventually forced to abandon their stall in the face of the SSP's non
violent direct action tactics which included surrounding their stall and
drowning out their racist chants. Two of the SSP activists are prospective
candidates in the General Election;
Morag Robertson for Edinburgh South and Steven Nimmo in Livingston.
Steven Nimmo was previously involved in direct
action which left the BNP's Scottish Election campaign launch in ruins. Speaking
after today's events Steven Nimmo said;
"We won't allow the purveyors of racism and hatred
pavement space to peddle their poison in Scotland during the course of this
"If they think they are going to be treated as a
respectable political party they can think again.
"The SSP stands in this forthcoming election with
the message that racism and hatred towards asylum seekers and the traveller and
Roma community is completely unacceptable."
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