White Pride March: Anti-fascists claim victory over 'pathetic Nazi rump' in Edinburgh

Hundreds flocked to support the UAF in its counter-demonstration on Saturday

UAF demonstrators (seen here during a previous demonstration) claim only 29 people joined the march itself

Monday, March 27, 2017

The anti-fascist group which had promised to fight a 'White Pride' march in Edinburgh on Saturday has said it won the confrontation hands down.

Unite Against Fascism claims around 400 people turned up in support of its demonstration against the march in the Scottish capital.

In contrast, it claims only 29 people joined the march, which was backed by the National Front.

UAF said it was "delighted that around 400 anti-fascists ensured the pathetic presence of just 29 fascists was humiliated in Edinburgh, today.

"The so called White Pride event, by the Nazi rump, the National Front, was half the size of their flop in Swansea last year.

"Anti fascists from a variety of organisations and none, saw off the tiny spatter of fascists, who were only able to be in Edinburgh because of police ‘facilitation’. No one in the city wanted the fascists and they left, as ridiculed as they arrived.

"Anti-fascists were shocked, but not surprised by the sieg-heiling of the Nazis behind police lines. None of them were local and were bussed out of the city in the same way they came in behind scores of police lines."

Reports suggest that 10 people were arrested during the demonstrations, while the White Pride demonstrators allegedly chanted the Nazi mantra 'seig heil' and made the Nazi salute during their march through the streets.

Video of the events can be seen here.