Demonstration against the BNP Event in Codnor 1

Tagged as: anti-racism repression
Neighbourhoods: codnor derbyshire

British National Party BNP held its annual `Red, White and Blue` rally at a farm just outside Codnor in Derbyshire on the weekend of August 14th - 16th 2009

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British National Party BNP held its annual `Red, White and Blue` rally at a farm just outside Codnor in Derbyshire on the weekend of August 14th - 16th 2009

About 2000 folks demonstrated against this event. Police had been granted orders under the Public Odger Act 1986. This defined the march route, and created 2 "Designated Protest Points" in Codnor Market Place and on Codnor-Denby Lane, 250 metres short of the entrance to the RWB events. Some made and effort to push past the police cordon there. This was reinforced a number of times, eventually deploying horses and dogs. A few arrests resulted, but no serious injury.

A total of 19 people were arrested at various locations. Three have been charged with public order offences and a fourth with unlawfully obstructing the highway. The police operation cost around £500,000 and involved more than 500 officers, many from other forces, on the mutual aid scheme.

Police surveillance was very much in evidence [as ever]. With the FIT, EG teams, the helicopter and now the shiny new drone, local force are thinking of buying ......


More on the Subject.....

Feature: Anti-fascists challenge BNP's return to Derbyshire
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/08/436523.html

The 'welcoming Gate Crew' BNP Event at Codnor, Derbyshire
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/08/436566.html

AirRobots Drone deployed at Demo against the BNP Event in Derbyshire
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/08/436590.html

Demonstration against the BNP Event in Derbyshire : Surveillance Operations
http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/08/436640.html