United Kingdom Tracker 15.10.12

The Star: Arrests at EDL demo in Rotherham: South Yorkshire Police confirmed that one man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence, a second on suspicion of affray and another man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon as members of the far-right group took to the town in a protest march on saturday.

BBC: Two men arrested in Belfast over National Front leaflets: “Detectives investigating an allegation that National Front leaflets have been distributed in south Belfast have arrested two men. The pair, aged 33 and 49, are being held on suspicion of the distribution of written material with intent to incite hatred.”

Chronicle Live: Car damaged in Sunderland demo: A car was damaged during a protest between far-right and anti-fascist groups in Sunderland, which saw 13 people arrested.

The Telegraph: US Filmmakers banned from Britain over anti-Mohammed video: Two filmmakers behind the controversial video “Innocence of Muslims”, which denigrates the Prophet Mohammed, have been banned from setting foot in Britain over fears they could incite violence.

Yorkshire Post: Police hail response to far-right march: Police chiefs have praised the communities response in Rotherham, after the far-right English Defence League (EDL) held a rally in the town weeks after it was rocked by details of gangs of Asian men grooming under-age white girls for sex.

The Independent: Schools to use photographs of Harold Shipman and John Sentamu in ‘toolkit’ to tackle racism and hate crime. “The images, alongside those of the train robber Ronald Biggs and Baroness Warsi, will be used to hammer home messages about racial stereotyping in a series of suggested classroom exercises.”

Student Rights: Report on the National Culturists, a new far-right group based at the University of Liverpool. “The attempt by the NC to include more young people in nationalist politics should therefore be deeply concerning for those who believe in challenging extremism of all kinds on our university campuses.”

Concrete: English Defence League to march on Norwich: The English Defense League (EDL) has planned a demonstration in Norwich on Saturday 10 November, stating that it is a response to the decision to ban a Christian bookstall. Norfolk Police have been informed of the extreme right-wing group’s intention to protest through the streets of Norwich, however a route has not yet been confirmed.

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