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So-called "Scottish Defense League" - Damp, dreary, defeated fascists
A grim group of Fascists bussed themselves up to Perth on 10th September to attempt to whip up anti-muslim sentiment. Media reports "amazing numbers" of locals and anti-fascist activists meeting the SDL there to see them off. SNP MP Pete Wishart and Scottish Labour interim leader Alex Rowley were among those who took to the streets to oppose the right-wing extremists.
You can find out more about the so-called SDL from anti-racism campaign group Hope not Hate Greater Glasgow here: http://www.glasgowhopenothate.org/scottishdefenceleague.html
From Perth Gazette
MP Pete Wishart along with organisations arrived at Perth Railway Station shortly after 1pm with a police escort.
Police Scotland was on high alert after rumours circulated members of the SDL were arriving on trains. Shortly after 1.30 pm a small mini bus arrived with SDL members and police were forced to remove the bus to avoid conflict.
Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, participated in today’s demonstration in opposition to the so-called Scottish Defence League.
Speaking after the demonstration, Mr Wishart said: “There was a fantastic turnout making it quite clear that there is no place in our Fair City for the hate and ignorance represented by the SDL.
“A handful of fascists were faced with a huge and diverse crowd disgusted at their attempt to hijack a local planning issue to promote their racist agenda.
“I spoke to people of many faiths and none, people of all ages determined to make it clear that the local Muslim community have our support.
“I am very proud of Perth today.”