Police Intervene to Prevent BNP and Anti-Fascist Clash

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.”

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