Tab TV: EDL strikes Newcastle
After the Woolwich murder, there was an escalated mood in Newcastle this weekend at the EDL march.
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Today The Tab attended the Newcastle EDL march, spoke to the people involved and had a terrible time.
The marchers arrived from 11am onwards and gathered at Gotham Town and Rafferty’s near Central Station. It transpired that a lot of them had heard of the Tab before “…they’re the ones that made us look bad in that shit video in Cambridge. Don’t speak to her.”
After some aimless wandering and plenty of interview rejections I was eventually adopted by a friendly bloke who assured me he wasn’t racist and tried to explain that many of the EDL members weren’t just racists, but people who were scared and wanting to do something about it.
I might have bought it if they didn’t spend so long chanting “Allah is a paedo” and screaming “SCUM SCUM SCUM OUT OUT OUT” at passers by who were a bit too ‘Muslim looking’ for their tastes.
As I now had a friend it seemed like a good idea to stick around and capture the mood of the day:
The police were amazing.
No one got into a fight.
They came, they protested, they left.