Tameside Council seek to ban English Defence League rally
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In response to a plan by the Manchester.to hold a march next Saturday, the leader of Tameside Council, Kieran Quinn, has said the council will be requesting that the ban the EDL from marching through the town of , near the city of
Councillor Quinn described the EDL as a "hate-filled group wishing to come to Hyde to try and incite hatred".
The EDL march was started in response to an attack on February 4 against two 17-year-old males in Hyde, Daniel Stringer-Price and Kavan Brown. The teenagers claim they were attacked by a gang of Asian men, and the police are investigating it as being a racially-motivated crime. Daniel's mother, Cheryl Stringer, has said she does not want the EDL rally to be held: "The EDL have decided to do this and it's go nothing to do with us whatsoever. We don't want this march to go ahead. It's not going to change anything – it won't make anything better it will just cause more problems."
Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of, said that the police were concerned "that there could be a threat to peace and order". Fahy went on: "The attack was an awful crime but I'm not sure we need outsiders coming in, and clearly the fear is that they are just exploiting the situation."
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- "Family of Hyde 'race attack' victim Daniel Stringer-Prince urge English Defence League to call off protest march" — , February 20, 2012
- Helen Carter. "Greater Manchester police may seek to ban English Defence League march" — , February 20, 2012