The British National Party will be demonstrating in London this Saturday as planned.
This is despite the Metropolitan Police ban on our march/motorcade from Woolwich barracks to the Lewisham Islamic Centre.
The BNP planned to march from where Afghan War veteran and serving soldier Lee Rigby was brutally run over and hacked to death, to the Lewisham Islamic Centre Mosque which one of the attackers was said to attend.
The BNP has highlighted the holding of segregated martial arts training sessions at the Lewisham Islamic Centre and notes that a meeting to plan opposition to our proposed demonstration to highlight this fact was held there recently.
The Lewisham Islamic Centre is a hotbed of hate where adult Muslims are being trained in Wing Chun, a form of Kung Fu which includes fighting with weapons including knives and hatchets very similar to those used in the ritual slaughter of Lee Rigby.
Commander Simon Letchford of the Met responded to accusations that the ban showed that the Police no longer control the streets in SE London stated:
“I would not say that anywhere is ‘off-limits’, it’s a set of circumstances that if they (the BNP) had conducted their rally in Greenwich at this time, we had a real fear that it could lead to violence and disorder. There’s a real risk of it turning ugly.”
The Met are of course well aware that BNP demonstrations are always orderly and peaceful, and that any trouble always comes from far-left and Islamophile groups such as UAF.
Despite this, the police are permitting a demonstration planned by groups including the UAF and various Muslim organisations.
This shows the one-sided nature of the anti-democratic ban on the BNP.
Worse, the Met decision to allow the UAF to gather in Woolwich is a truly shocking insult to the memory of Drummer Rigby, since alleged killer Michael Adebolajo has helped organise and spoken at UAF demonstrations/riots in the past.
This police appeasement of violent Islamophilia poses a direct threat to soldiers and their families living in the area.
It is also likely that the UAF/Islamist rally will follow the usual pattern for such events and descend into violent attacks on passers-by and the police.
The police ban on our demonstration in Woolwich is a cowardly act of capitulation to those who threaten violence against legitimate, peaceful protests.
We will be considering how best to respond to this and no options are ruled out, including civil disobedience.
We believe this is fully justified given the authorities’ refusal to allow us to draw attention to the threat of terror training in Lewisham Islamic Centre and other mosques through normal strictly legal channels.
Nick Griffin has stated clearly that he is prepared if needs be to be arrested upholding the traditional British democratic right to effective protest.
We do not rule out separate additional actions by designated activists, but are keeping our plans private for operational reasons.
The police are trying to appear to be accepting our right to demonstrate by authorising a march by the BNP and other patriots from Old Palace Yard in Westminster to the nearby Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Although we do not accept this abuse of police power, we will be holding this officially sanctioned protest as a starting point for other events during the day.
Gather at Old Palace Yard, Westminster at 13.00.
Old Palace Yard is the paved open space lying between the Palace of Westminster to its north and east and Westminster Abbey to its west.
The statue of Crusader King Richard the Lionheart makes it both easily recognisable and a fitting place to meet.
Bring flags – Union Jacks and the Crosses of Britain’s four Patron Saints and dress smartly.
We must show that we are defiant in the face of cowardly state bans which favour Muslim extremists and their allies.
If you have not already done so, please ‘join’ on our Facebook events page.
The police will facilitate this agreed protest so there are no legal risks whatsoever in attending.
But if you are prepared to join Mr Griffin risking arrest at subsequent ad hoc events on Saturday, you should read the in-depth guide Arrested! Fighting for freedom – resisting police oppression available to download from our website here.
Know your rights! See you on Saturday.
No surrender to Muslim terror or police oppression!
|Nick Griffin MEP|