- Join the mobilisation against the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ on Saturday 2 June in Manchester here – https://www.facebook.com/events/579296435773942/
- There will be a coach from Leeds again picking up 8.30am West Yorkshire Playhouse again – please book your place on the eventbrite link here or for more info please contact email@example.com
Leeds coach eventbrite booking link:
Saturday 19 May saw the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) embarrassed and outnumbered in Manchester when anti-racists mobilised against them 2 to 1. They were there to stoke up hatred and bigotry on the anniversary of the tragic Manchester bombing.
Dan Hett, brother of a Manchester Attack victim, said that the FLA were ‘shamelessly hijacking the anniversary of the attacks to peddle their racist, Islamophobic views’ and that he was ‘beyond proud to march in solidarity with so many in Manchester today as we ran the racist Football Lads Alliance out of town. These are our streets.’
The demonstration was a step forward for the movement but we can’t be complacent.
“We must double our efforts to ensure we have a larger turnout to defeat the Democratic Football Lads Alliance on Saturday 2 June. Only then can we be sure that we’ve turned the tide against the racism of the FLA & DFLA.” – Nahella Ashraf, Co-chair, Manchester Stand Up To Racism.
The Manchester statement against the FLA has been updated to include the DFLA. It reads; ‘We also oppose the ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ protest in Manchester on 2nd June, and support the mobilisation by Unite against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism to show opposition to them.
This is supported by:
GMB North West & Irish region / PCS North West region / Paula Barker, Unison North West regional convenor / Peter Middleman, North West regional secretary, NUT section of NEU / Mark Rowe, FBU North West regional secretary / a number of Manchester councillors and others.