Searchlight has learned that BNP are intending
to return to Redbridge on Sunday 10 April. They will assemble at Redbridge
Underground Station at 12 noon to go on to an election rally somewhere close by.
The speakers at this rally will include their leader Nick Griffin and their
Group Development Officer, the convicted bomber Tony Lecomber, who lives in
the local community anti-fascist organisation, are calling for a static and
dignified picket of Redbridge Station on 10 April starting at 11.30am to oppose
the BNP’s presence in our borough.
In recent weeks the BNP have faced increasing
opposition in Barking and Dagenham. Nearly 130 anti-fascists distributed 50,000
copies of an eight-page anti-BNP paper in the course of a Day of Action against
the BNP on 12 March.
However in Loughton the BNP were out on the
Debden and Oakwood estates for two days over the Easter weekend with 40
activists on one day and 11 the next. Their increased profile in the area has
led to some serious violence.
The BNP is failing right across London, but
the only places where they appear to be really active are Barking and Dagenham,
and Loughton, using Redbridge as a springboard for much of their work.
After the BNP have left the station we will be
engaged in an anti-BNP activity for the rest of the day. We need sufficient
numbers to be able to carry it out.