Anti-Racism Demonstrators March In Lincoln
January 18th 2014
The police presence
Speeches in Cornhill
Demonstrators and press
Igor Kartel and Nick Parker
"When the far right spread their racist lies we fight back and organise"
Batman was also there
These pictures were taken by David Hall, who was there to take a stand against racism. He was joined by another Louth town councillor, Andrew Austin, who went on to make an impassioned speech in Cornhill about the contribution immigrants have made to our country. There was a priest, Jonnie Parkin, who spoke about the origins of St George (half-Turkish, half-Palestinian). Rob Parker, the Labour Councillor, spoke about his party's support for multi-culturalism.
There were many other speakers, all of them sober and informed. The speakers did not swear constantly, and nor did the crowd. They were peaceful, articulate, and impassioned. The Lincolnite has some good videos in this gallery (scroll down the page to find the anti-racism speeches, but for the sake of your faith in humanity, don't read the comments).
Death threatsThe organiser, Nick Parker, was reported to have received a death threat before the march. I've yet to confirm reports that more than one threat was made.
This is the sort of low tactic that the EAP employ instead of logic, facts, and lessons from history. As Isaac Asimov wrote, "violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
The police made no arrests at either march.
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