More Thugery, Newcastle EDL Attack Meeting.
English Defence League members and supporters were in court this week after their attack on an SWP meeting at Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle, the Chronicle reports:
“TEN suspected right-wing extremists have appeared in court charged with violence.
The men, from across Tyneside, are accused of attacking doormen at the Tyneside Irish Centre during a rival political meeting.
The alleged attack is said to have happened on September 22 last year, when the left-wing Socialist Workers’ Party were meeting at the centre on Gallowgate, Newcastle city centre.
The SWP had called the meeting to discuss ways to counter far-right groups.
Rebecca Gibson, prosecuting, told Newcastle Magistrates Court that the 10 men, all believed to be members of the far-right English Defence League, allegedly gathered in nearby Rosie’s Bar.
She claimed they then descended on the Irish Centre, hurling abuse and attacking the doormen. “