Tuesday, June 09, 2009
100 Antifa Terrorists Pelt British National Party (BNP) Chairman Nick Griffin With Eggs, Break Up Press Conference In Front Of Parliament In London
On June 9th, 2009, the Guardian reports that British National Party Chairman Nick Griffin, who is also the newly-elected MEP from the North West region, was forced to abandon a press conference outside parliament today after antifa scum pelted him with eggs. Around 100 demonstrators shouted "Off our streets, Nazi scum" and chased him down the street to his car. Griffin was bundled into his car by his bodyguards and quickly drove off. Additional media stories from The Times of London and the Telegraph. BNP Chronicle believes there may have been as many as 200 protestors at its peak.
Having arrived around 2:30 P.M. for the press conference on College Green in front of Parliament, joined by fellow BNP MEP Andrew Brons from Yorkshire and Humber, Griffin began by attacking articles from today's newspapers criticising him and his party. He had been speaking for only a few minutes when the Reds appeared, chanting and waving banners reading "Stop the fascist BNP". They threw eggs at Griffin, whose bodyguards quickly took him away through the crowd. The demonstrators kicked and hit his car with their placards before cheering as he drove off. ITN news video embedded below:
Weyman Bennett, the protest organiser and national secretary of Unite Against Fascism, said he believed it was important to stand up to the BNP. "The majority of people did not vote for the BNP. They did not vote at all," he said. "The BNP was able to dupe them into saying that they had an answer to people's problems. They presented themselves as a mainstream party. The reality was, because the turnout was so low, they actually got elected."
Sarah Kavanagh, the Public and Commercial Services Union's national co-ordinator for its "make your vote count" campaign, was another of the protesters. "Britain in two places has sent the far right to be with Europe. They clearly don't speak on behalf of the community and their views are abhorrent," she said.
Neither spokesperson condemned the excesses of the antifa scum who threw the eggs.
Scotland Yard said two people were taken to hospital after the protest. A spokeswoman said officers had received an allegation of common assault and were investigating reports of a road collision, but would not give further details.
Griffin later accused the three main parties of organising the protest to stop his party getting its message across. Griffin claims the BNP is not racist, even though it restricts membership to "indigenous British ethnic groups deriving from the class of 'Indigenous Caucasian'". Asked yesterday how he could tell who qualified as British, Griffin said: "You just look and you just know." Brons, the MEP for the Yorkshire and Humber region, told Sky News indigenous Britons were "the people of this country who were descended from people who were in this country, say, from the period after the second world war, when the country was relatively homogenous."
Griffin gave a more lengthy interview to the BBC. He said he believes the march had been organised by his political opponents.
"There was shouting from down the road and I got 80 people marched up with eggs, bottles and placards and that was the end of the press conference. It's an absolute outrage. We do have a problem with this organised mob which is backed by all three main political parties. It's a disgrace. They clearly had orders. I was splattered. It's a very sad day for British democracy. It seems the ruling political parties who want this to carry on have lost sight of what democracy really is", said Griffin.
"They are silly left wing students, lecturers and probably civil service parasites off on their lunch break. This is a mob for hire. This does not represent the normal people. This is organised by the Labour party and funded by taxpayers' money. It's a spectacular own goal and great for us. I will recommend they prosecute the people who are arranging illegal protests like this. Anyone who seeks to use violence for political ends is well on the road to Zimbabwe and Britain is well on its way to that at the moment", concluded Griffin.
This incident is being discussed on the BNP website and the Vanguard News Network Forum. In addition, Lancaster Unity, a leading antifa website, also weighed in. In this post, they merely replicated much of the news story, although some commenters celebrate the antifa actions. But in this post, they attempted to claim that BNP security "attacked" a woman; in reality, she was just an innocent bystander who just happened to get in the way at the wrong time.
In the final analysis, there are only two things Reds understand: Brass knucks and steel-toed boots. Draw your own conclusions.