News: UCU-supported anti-Fascist March & Parade: Sat 21 June
Dear UCLUCU Member,
This is a reminder from your local Exec Committee about the UCU-supported
National March and Parade against Fascism and Racism on Saturday
21 June, called by Unite Against Fascism.
The event which is subtitled "Stop the Fascist BNP"
was called at short notice to respond to the recent electoral success
of the British National Party in the Greater London Elections and
In recent years the BNP has sought to rebuild its influence by
attempting to present itself as a respectable political party. This
is in spite the fact that their leader, Nick Griffin, has a conviction
for Holocaust denial and other leading members have convictions
for handling explosives and acts of violence. Members may remember
that in 1999 former BNP member David Copeland was jailed for life
after he was convicted of planting nail bombs in Brixton, Brick
Lane and Soho - killing three people.
The demonstration on 21 June is an opportunity for Londoners to
stand up and be counted. UCU is calling on all its members to try
to attend the protest and to bring friends, colleagues and their
If any members would like to join the UCU contingent, we are meeting
in front of the Unicorn Theatre on Tooley Street, SE1 2HZ at 12
noon (see map).
NATIONAL MARCH AGAINST FACISM AND RACISM
Stop the Fascist BNP
March and carnival parade against fascism and racism including
floats with top artists performing, marching & samba bands and
trade union & student union banners.
Saturday 21st June 2008
Assemble: 12 noon, Tooley Street, London SE1
(behind Greater London Assembly building, near Tower Bridge, nearest
underground stn London Bridge).
March to Trafalgar Square, W1
information (UAF website)