For you benefit a press release from the Local and parliamentary candidates for the Bolton metropolitan Borough 21/04/2010
Press Statement from
British National Party Candidates,
Bolton Metropolitan Council & general Elections 2010,
Cross party Pledge,
We in the British National Party have no links what so ever with the English Defence League, and do not condone their tactics of mass rallies but we feel that in a Democratic country, all British patriotic groups have a right to peacefully voice their concerns at the devaluing of the British Way of life, culture and heritage, with out the fear of violence and intimidation by the Unite Against Fascism group!
So would all the parliamentary and local Bolton Borough Candidates in the forthcoming elections for the Bolton Metropolitan area, agree with the Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, from Greater Manchester Police (GMP), who accused UAF (Unite against Fascism) supporters and of deliberately inciting violence and attacking officers. At the EDL rally in March, And is quoted as saying. (The Independent
"We have seen groups of people, predominantly associated with the UAF, engaging in violent confrontation," he said. "It is clear to me that a large number have attended with the sole intention of committing disorder and their actions have been wholly unacceptable. They acted with, at times, extreme violence and their actions led to injuries to police officers, protesters and members of the public.
"The police are not and should not be the target of such violence and anger, and this protest and the actions of some of the protesters is roundly condemned by GMP and by Bolton Council."
Although it states it that Bolton council condemns the violent tactics of the Left wing UAF, We feel it would be for the benefit of the electorate of The Bolton Metropolitan area to know that along with all the British National Party Candidates in the forthcoming Bolton elections, That all the other parties candidates Strongly condemn the violent tactics and actions of the UAF and their affiliated groups. And that the right of free speech and assembly for all to protest should not be subject to violent intimidation and violence no matter how strongly the opposition disagree with their opponents views.