Britain First tried to hold an anti-EU rally in Leicester and got chased out of the city

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Sunday 22 May 2016 11:00
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Britain First's Brexit campaigning went awry this weekend after members of the far-right group were chased out of Leicester by anti-fascist protesters.

Leader Paul Golding and around 20 Britain First members set up a stall in the city centre on Saturday to hand out leaflets in favour of Brexit.

But it didn't take long for a group of around 100 people from anti-fascist campaigning groups to show up.

The anti-Britain First demonstrators chanted "racists are not welcome here" and told the group to get out of the city:


Golding and others can be heard repeatedly calling their antagonisers "left wing trash".

According to Britain First, "our activists made short shrift of their attempts to silence us"....


But pictures of Golding and friends being escorted by police to their cars and driving off suggest otherwise.

Britain First didn't pick the right city to target, at any rate: Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK, and has been held up as a 'model of multiculturalism'.

People of Leicester: give yourselves a pat on the back.

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