Tony Brett has written a blog post describing his attempt to attend an EDL event, and criticising the anti-fascist presence (bit.ly/119zJwp ). Oxford EDL were seen giving Nazi salutes the following day at a similar event in Abingdon, and the facebook page behind the event that Mr. Brett signed up for is full of hate speech, and members discussing jail time received for attacking Muslims. His report is innaccurate (the flowers were untouched by the anti-fascist demonstrators, who assembled for a photograph at the request of a journalist), but more importantly is an attempt to legitimise and excuse fascism while attacking those who for personal, historical or political reasons understand the importance of opposing it.
- Tony Brett, deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford and Lib Dem councillor
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