In the build-up to the far-right march through Brighton, which takes place at the end of April, Speakers from Unite Against Fascism, the Green Party, the Labour Party and the trades union movement will address a meeting: ‘Standing together: why the far-right mustn’t divide us’.
Speaking will be Weyman Bennett, joint national secretary of Unite Against Fascism (UAF), who has been at the forefront of UAF’s action against fascist groups, including the BNP (British National Party) and EDL (English Defence League).
Another speaker will be Labour Party activist Sarah Owen who is the Labour candidate for Hastings and Rye, if elected Sarah will be the first Chinese MP elected in the UK and is a strong opponent of fascism and racism and has spoken at UAF meetings in the past.
Leading members of the Green Party took a principled stand against March for England last year joining the many others from Brighton who lined the streets to oppose the far-right. Green councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty will also be on the platform at the meeting.
Around one thousand Brighton residents turned out to show opposition to MfE’s racist march, this year Unite Against Fascism believe many more will take part, and the meeting, on April 11th , 7pm at Community Base Queens Road, will provide an opportunity for locals to come together and build opposition in the city.
March for England takes place on the 21st of April, and this year it will be marching along the seafront. Opponents will be gathering near Brighton Pier, and along the route of the march from 11am.
A Facebook event page for the meeting is here: http://www.facebook.com/events/352845734826578/