Anti-fascists heading for EDL rally

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ANTI-fascist campaigners from Hastings are running a coach to a controversial rally in Luton.

Members of Hastings United Against Fascism (HUAF) plan to oppose a demonstration by the English Defence League (EDL) in the Bedfordshire town and are calling on locals to join them.

HUAF was formed to lobby against the British National Party (BNP) after Nick Griffin publicly announced the far-right party planned to target Hastings.

In the past HUAF volunteers have leafleted homes in wards where BNP candidates were standing for election and demonstrated outside a pre-election hustings at which local BNP boss Nick Prince was due to speak.

The much-hyped BNP electoral success in 1066 Country failed to materialize, but HUAF decided to remain active - turning its attention to the EDL.

And a spokesman for the group said he hoped as many people are possible would join them in heading to Luton.

The group will leave Hastings at 8.30am on February 5 to return later that day. Travel costs £10 per person and is available by emailing hastingsuaf@yahoo.co.uk.