After a top night out in Hove on friday, we headed into Brighton early doors around ten. Some Essex girls had been on the ground in Brighton since 8am and reported some unwashed anarchist scum on the beach in sleeping bags but apart from that it was all quiet.
As the day went on the majority of us refused to go in pubs, knowing full well that should we group up in a pub we were likely to be kettled in there, so we stayed mobile in small groups and walked around the seafront and pier. Its fair to say we did not see a Commie all day. Our girls mingled with the Ukuncut demo and at very tops there was 100 there.
Commies had been saying on their blog that we were in Brighton to attack the UKuncut demo but thats just a fantasy they had. They think if they twitter something it automatically becomes true. We never had any intention of attacking anyone. We stayed mobile and out of pubs and its hard to estimate the numbers but I would put them at between 120 and 140 as everywhere we went we saw small groups of ours. Bouncers kept asking “are you EDL” and ours would deny it as no badges or colours were on show. Police stopped us several times and we denied we were EDL and sometimes they searched us and sometimes they said “ok”. We heard many people saying “ive heard EDL are in town” as we sat next to them, inconspicuous and unseen.
The little bumder who writes the pile of tosh called EDL news wrote some silly article where he claimed, (while using a wrong pic of Joe) that it was going to rain all day. Did it F and the weather was amazing. We wandered around the beach and promenade in small groups always close enough that if we were attacked we’d be ok.
Having decided that the threats to “run us out of town” and “smash us” were just internet bullcrap, and the massive Commie presence was just a daydream, at around 3pm a few groups, having a long way to travel home, and happy that we had made our point that we will not be terrorised off ENGLISH streets by Communists and Anarchists, a lot of the small groups started to make their way home.
This was our first encounter with the unwashed. As we walked up a sidestreet we were subjected to a small group of tramps shouting “nazi” at us while hiding behind the police. Scary. Then a group of ten Birmingham lads walked round a corner into a mob of about 100 Anarchist types who attacked and some punches were exchanged before police intervened. None of the brum lot were injured and the next hour or so saw small scuffles in a number of places as these tramps encountered small groups of our people.
Apparantly a UAF march was diverted away from the area by police as they had no control over small roaming groups of ours who kept running into small groups of hysterical commies intent on violence. Police started arresting people and the more clued up amongst our groups decided this caper was pointless and would ultimately lead to mass arrests of us so started bailing out either to side street pubs or their cars. Ten people were arrested during these scuffles, mostly ours as several Anarchists were knocked out. A lot of ours then went to the police station to make sure those arrested were ok.
The 30 who were left at Belushis were rounded up and marched to the station by police. Commies on twitter are claiming this 30 is all that was there, but the ones on the ground know the score, we were all around in small units, some are staying tonight but most are now gone.
We proved our point. Where were the 600 plus who attacked the MFE march of families? They didnt turn out today as they knew they would have opposition today, who werent gonna be kettled and an easy target so they stayed away. Next MFE march we will have 1000 on it and then they wont dare attack it as they are cowards.
We came, we saw we made our point. They can twitter all the shit they want, we showed them for what they are, idiots.
Well done all those who made the trip, from among other places Hull, Brum, Leicester, Cardiff, Manchester, Anglians, Kent, London, Essex, Nottingham, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Southend, Wolves, Berkshire, Bristol, Swindon and the local lads for their hospitality. I know some people had genuine reasons not to turn up, but some people said they were going, didnt say they werent and didnt turn up. They should be ashamed and next time they say anything it will be treated as the shit it is.
Update – Commies back up a lot of what I say (in their usual bullshit style)
FASCISTS HUMILIATED IN BRIGHTON – AGAIN!
Casuals United, the football hooligan wing of the EDL, made complete tits of themselves in Brighton today (2nd). In response to their humiliation at March for England the fash thought it would be a good idea to come back in even smaller numbers to have a go at the “rabid hordes of commie UAF gays” that passes for the population of Brighton.
Far right websites, blogs and Facebook pages are already attempting to claim that antifa either a) didn’t turn up, b) ran away, and/or c) attacked patriots unprovoked. In reality the knuckle draggers managed to skulk about in a few pubs (including Belushis, The Saint James & The Amsterdam) while around 100 antifascists stewarded the UK Uncut demo and Palestine Solidarity stall near Churchill Sq. Once the stall had packed up around 3pm the antifascists mobbed up and headed towards Old Steine to confront the racists.
Police halted the majority of the march halfway down North St, meaning only around 30 made it to the bottom of St James Street, where small groups of fash were skulking around making homophobic remarks. A spirited fistfight broke out, though the police waded in before a decisive outcome was reached.
The cops then rounded up most of the EDL and marched them to the train station, with antifascists haranguing them all the way. Many of them then left town with a few others heading back into town to find a pub to defend from Sharia Law.
Antifascists then regrouped for a well earned pint, while others headed to Hollingbury police station to pick up arrested comrades. So far at least 5 antifascists and 5 fascists have been nicked today.
A more complete & concise roundup of the day’s events will be posted in the near future.
And to the Commie who questioned why we denied we were EDL to police and bouncers. Why do you think you thick twat?
FURTHER UPDATE Police estimate our numbers at 100
Positive policing prevents major disorder in Brighton and Hove
02 June 2012
A positive policing presence in Brighton and Hove today (Saturday 2 June) ensured it was largely business as usual for residents, traders and visitors, as both nationalists and UK Uncut supporters gathered in the city.
Superintendent Steve Whitton said: “We took the decision to have a visible and reassuring presence in the city today. Early engagement, explaining our intentions to facilitate peacefulactivity and making arrests for any criminality, prevented an escalation of tension between the groups and only a few minor incidents of disorder took place.
“I would like to thank local people, businesses and visitors for their patience on the few occasions when it was necessary to close roads or divert traffic. We were able keep these to a minimum.”
Police estimate around 100 nationalists and 100 UK Uncut supporters were in the city. Supporters of UK Uncut gathered at the Clock Tower just after noon and made their way to Churchill Square for a peaceful gathering.
After the planned event, a spontaneous anti-facist march took place in North Street involving some people who had been part of the UK Uncut group and others. Around 3pm this march was diverted away from nationalist supporters by police to avoid likely conflict.
Later in the afternoon, there were minor confrontations between opposing factions on the seafront and in the St James’s Street area but these were quickly dealt with by police.
A group of around 30 nationalists who had been confrontational during the afternoon were escorted to Brighton railway station around 6pm and placed on trains out of the city.
At 7pm policing of the city returned to the local policing team, with some additional officers to respond to any isolated incidents of disorder overnight and to support the Fatboy Slim event at the Amex Statium.
A total 18 people were arrested during the day. Three were cautioned and released:
- A 47-year-old man from Enfield, Middlesex, was cautioned for possession of cocaine and released.
- A 32-year-old man from Portslade was cautioned for possession of cannabis and cannabis resin and released.
- A 37-year-old man from Sittingbourne, Kent, was cautioned for possession of cocaine and released.
The remainder are in custody while investigations continue and have been, or will be, interviewed:
- A 26-year-old man from Cambridge for using offensive language.
- A 44-year-old man from Brighton for discharging a firework in a public place.
- A 45-year-old man from Brighton for breach of the peace.
- A 49-year-old man from Shoreham for actual bodily harm.
- A 43-year-old man from Hull for being drunk and disorderly.
- A 49-year-old man from Worthing for using offensive language.
- A 50-year-old man from Herne Bay, Kent for committing battery.
- A 45-year-old man from Bletchley, Milton Keynes for breaching a notice served under Section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act.
- A 51-year-old man from Hull for criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and breaching a notice served under Section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act.
- A 53-year-old woman from Brighton for assaulting a police officer.
- A 27-year-old man from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire for causing distress to public.
A 30-year-old man from Brighton for assault.
- A 27-year-old man from Brighton for using offensive language.
- A 50-year-old man from Bournemouth for using racial language while chanting.
- A 37-year-old man from Brighton for possession of heroin.
So as I say, idiots on twitter is one thing, but heres the truth.