DIANE Abbott and Labour MPs have asked Brits to counter protest against the ‘Tommy Movement’ which has swept across both the UK, and across the world.
Labour MP Diane Abbott, has sent an open letter to the people of Britain asking them to make a counter-protest, against the second 14th July Tommy March in London.
Labour said: “The far right in the UK is mobilising itself around protests over the imprisonment of the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.”
in a letter that was sent to the Guardian, they said that “a violent group of 15,000 far-right activists protested in support of Robinson in central London on 9 June” they also added that the protest “raised concerns for those who value diversity.”
“It is absolutely vital that all who oppose this come together in a united mass movement powerful enough to drive these new developments on the far right back. Donald Trump has played a major role in galvanising the racist right. We will take to the streets for the Together Against Trump demonstration coinciding with his visit on 13 July. And when Robinson’s supporters take to the streets again on 14 July, we will protest against them too.”
“The racist right are using Robinson to reorganise,” the letter says. It says Nazi salutes and Islamophobia were central features of the protest. At one point demonstrators chased police through the streets of Whitehall.”
“This is the first serious attempt since the collapse of the English Defence League (EDL) to develop a racist street movement and give it a political form. It is supported internationally by notorious figures including from the US and the Dutch Islamophobic right,” the letter says.
The open letters has 50 signatures, including both Labour MP’s and members of all major trade unions.