PLANS by an anti-fascism organisation to protest against the BNP in Tilbury were called off today on police advice after fears of a violent confrontation with the BNP.
Hope Not Hate campaigners had planned to meet at Tilbury Railway Station at noon with a view to leaflet houses in the vicinity for a couple of hours. They had advertised the campaign on social media sites, facebook and twitter.
But at 1130am, a thirty strong group of BNP sympathisers including Tilbury cllr Emma Colgate gathered at the station.
They were met by a police detail of several cars headed by Acting Inspector Jackie Screech.
Insp Screech said: “We were made aware that two political groups were coming to Tilbury at the same time.
“We advised them not to do so and they agreed to postpone their activities.”