“White Pride”, Free Speech and the South Wales Evening Post


Last year, the National Front “White Pride” demonstration in Swansea City Centre. They had come the previous year and been outnumbered around 4 to 1 by counter-protesters, of which I was one, and bundled back onto buses by South Wales Police.

When they made their intention known to come back again this year on Saturday April 5th, Swansea Council took a stand. Whilst last year’s demonstration had got off without any violence and the Nazis were suitably humiliated, the Council did not want to make it appear our city was open to the far-right. Thus, two sites were offered to their organisers both of which were out of the city centre. Both of which were refused and, as a result, Leader of the Council David Phillips reports that the police assured him any subsequent attempt to demonstrate in the city centre would be met with arrests. As a result, the much-publicised…

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