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White pride march in Swansea passes off peacefully, say police

By EvansTheCrime  |  Posted: March 10, 2013

  • White pride marchers at today's rally in Swansesa

  • Counter demonstration against Swansea white pride march organsed by Unite Against Fascism

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This afternoon's white pride rally in Swansea passed-off without incident, say police.

Around 60 protesters gathered in the city for the event - to be met by a counter-demonstration of some 400 anti-fascist campaigners.

The two side came togther outside the Waterfornt Museum - though the rival groups were kept well apart behind barriers.

For a tense hour the sides exchanges chants across the divide, before the white pride marchers were put on to buses and driven away.

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Tahar Idris, director of the Swansea Bay Racial Equality Council, said: "The turn out here today sends out a clear message that people trying to spread hate and division are not welcome in the city."

The white pride supporters had started gathering at Swansea train station around midday, before being bussed to the designated protest point at Museum Green at around 1.30pm. They were met aboutside the museum by a large, and vocal, counter-demonstration.

South Wales Police superintendent Phil Davies said: "The policing of today's white pride march was very successful, with no arrests and no reported incidents of public order."

The rally coincided with a Blood and Honour gig due to be held in Swansea this evening.

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  • gaggsowen  |  March 14 2013, 8:26PM

    I will say 1 last thing who ever is say that there were nazi salutes is a liar not 1 person gave a nazi salute as they had agreed with the police not to and if anyaone had they would have been arested

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  March 14 2013, 2:01PM

    I object to both sets of protestors coming to my city, to air their greviances on a busy saturday. I do not want the right wing mob here but i don;t the UAF trying to attack them here either. I also find it amusing that neath people see fit to tell us who should and shouldnt protest in our city. I suggest you follow your own advice and worry about your own town and leave swansea to us jacks

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  • potsandpans  |  March 12 2013, 3:53PM

    excellent day enjoyed by us all

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  • scarborolass  |  March 12 2013, 1:01AM

    Its about time there were Proud British People out there who can actually see past the whitewash, yet still stand up Proud for the everyday White British Family. Thank you to all of them who stood for us all, You make us Proud.

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  • Neathboy234  |  March 11 2013, 6:03PM

    Philosoraptor your either with these racists or against them, just to prove a point!

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  • Philosoraptor  |  March 11 2013, 5:53PM

    Idiots. I am not speaking on behalf of Nazi supporters but against UAF... Oh wait, you already know this and of course that makes me a fascist nazi. You lot just proved my point.

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  • Neathboy234  |  March 11 2013, 3:58PM

    caleth I'm sure these racists have learnt their lesson, they are not wanted in Swansea and with a bit of luck they will keep out. Best to say in Walsall perhaps, i'm sure the KKK hood is all the rage up north lol

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  • Dr_Conker  |  March 11 2013, 3:12PM

    EddyR, Philosoraptor Caleth et al Filthy nazi scum are not welcome in this or any other town. Take your race hate back to the gutter whence you came. I WILL FIGHT any way I can to keep that disgusting vermin off the streets. Oh, and I am not a member of UAF

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  • caleth  |  March 11 2013, 2:33PM

    Neathboy- I do not object to the U.A.F. coming form anywhere, but I do object to them ignoring the laws of this land. And I strongly object to Swansea councillors supporting them in their crime. Licences have to be applied for to hold meetings. This applies to everybody in this country regardless of creed, colour or religion. You, my friend are not above the law. And for your information, as a catholic I do not condone violence in any form. It seems to me that the U.A.F. are passive aggressive, they encourage hatred against whom they see as their aggressors, but do not commit a physical violent act. Do they think that this hatred is any better than the hatred they feel the White Pride have? Hatred is hatred whoever it comes from or is directed at. That makes them as bad or even worse than the person who commits the physical act.

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  • Neathboy234  |  March 11 2013, 2:23PM

    Philosoraptor given the fact that Swansea suffered a great deal at the hands of the Nazi's during WW2 i find it quite ironic that your shroud speak out on behalf of people who share the same views as Hitler. And since when was white pride dressing up in a KKK costume with a golly next to you. If you find pride in being a racist then so be it, myself i tend to look at the good and bed in people before the shade of ones skin

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