A street musician who dared to challenge them was beaten up, as passers-by failed to give a damn, which is a shocking indicator of public apathy to violent open neo-Nazism. So many people in Newcastle and the surrounding areas need to be educated about hate, to encourage a new generation of anti-fascist activists ready to take on nazis in their own communities at short notice.
GROSS EDL HYPOCRISY: - Cue the Nazi-saluting hypocrisy of the EDL, and their direct role in GROOMING hardcore neo-nazis onto the streets, a worrying truth which they in denial of. NA and EDL = kettles and pots!
NE EDL doing Hitler Salutes in Newcastle in 2013
NE EDL standing with the National Front
Alan Spence of the North-East EDL was getting his knickers in a twist over the appearance of National Action at the Newcastle war memorial, threatening violent action against them. However, being a former BNP election candidate and friend of anti-Semitic Nick Griffin (who wrote his infamous hate book "Who Are The Mindbenders), it is highly unlikely that Spence likes Jews himself. Moreover, his antipathy towards National Action is a statement of yet another far-right turf war. Nothing more, nothing less than inter-fascist rivalry between groups aiming at gaining prominence the far right scene, rather like rival drug dealers taking action against a gang from out of town moving in on their turf.
The North-East EDL have stood at that very same War Memorial, poppies on lapels, alongside National Front members waving banners, as they did at last year's Toon Pegida demo. Even more damning for the EDL, many members have been photographed making the very same Hitler salute which they now claim not to approve of, as they will be doing once again at Yaxley Lennon's upcoming "unity" nazi demo in Brum.