Anti-fascist group to hold city rally

Wakefield Stand Up to Racism (SUPR) anti-fascist group is to hold an event this weekend, following the announcement that the right-wing group National Front will be marching through the city.

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 2:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th July 2018, 2:01 pm
Stand Up to Racism will hold a rally in Wakefield on Saturday.

Members of SUPR are to meet at the Bullring at 11am on Saturday, where they intend to hold a ‘street party’ with music, food, speakers, poetry and singing.

A spokesman for the group said: “It is important more than ever that our proudly multicultural and multi-faith city continues to stand united against race hate.”

The National Front is yet to announce details of its protest, but says it will be marching against ‘grooming gangs’.

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They have marched through Wakefield before, including 2015, when 96 people took part.

An anti-fascist group also demonstrated on the same day and the day went off peacefully with no arrests.