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Police to attend Hove meeting where UKIP candidates and anti-fascists groups are set to clash

Anti-fascists and UKIP supporters are set to clash at a euro elections meeting tonight. 

Ukip are hosting an election rally in Ralli Hall in Denmark Villas in Hove but Unite Against Fascism supporters have promised to protest outside the event.

The two groups clashed at a previous meeting at Portslade Town Hall in February.

UKIP has asked Sussex Police  arrest anyone calling their party members ‘fascists’. 

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: "Sussex Police are aware of the UKIP meeting taking place in Hove this evening.

"UKIP has sent the force a press release about the meeting. There will be an appropriate police presence outside the hall and if necessary, there will be a proportionate policing response to any incident that might occur." 

For full coverage of tonight's event see tomorrow's Argus. 

 

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5:28pm Tue 13 May 14

rubberflipper says...

This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance.

The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present.

I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy.
This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance. The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present. I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy. rubberflipper
  • Score: 29

5:30pm Tue 13 May 14

NathanAdler says...

Can a commie tell me what part of UKIPs manifesto is fascist please?

The more I read about the great, unwashed dial-a-crowd trying to protest, the more I believe they are in fact hired by UKIP or BNP as the more I see them the more I lean towards the right.

So carry on dear commie piddlers - you are creating a better right wing!!
Can a commie tell me what part of UKIPs manifesto is fascist please? The more I read about the great, unwashed dial-a-crowd trying to protest, the more I believe they are in fact hired by UKIP or BNP as the more I see them the more I lean towards the right. So carry on dear commie piddlers - you are creating a better right wing!! NathanAdler
  • Score: 14

5:31pm Tue 13 May 14

Fight_Back says...

So we have UAF violent bullies smashing up the city when EDL / MfE are in town and now they have found another outlet for their violent tendencies. Let's hope the police give them the kicking they deserve.

The most worrying issue though is that Lucas, Warren Morgan, Ben Duncan and Andy R support these violent thugs.
So we have UAF violent bullies smashing up the city when EDL / MfE are in town and now they have found another outlet for their violent tendencies. Let's hope the police give them the kicking they deserve. The most worrying issue though is that Lucas, Warren Morgan, Ben Duncan and Andy R support these violent thugs. Fight_Back
  • Score: 23

5:40pm Tue 13 May 14

Alietha says...

rubberflipper wrote:
This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance.

The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present.

I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy.
I couldn't agree more with your comment.

Britain and British democracy has really fallen to the depths of depravity when it is clear to everyone that UKIP has a growing membership and support for perfectly respectable policies.

I am not sure whether I will vote for them but as far as I can see they are a respectable political party that have a democratic right to gain support in any part of the United Kingdom.

These people who disrupt the political process in this country are no friends of the public. They are trouble makers and their thuggish behaviour is an utter disgrace. They are clearly being funded and organised by someone and if that were the establishment then that would be a serious step.
[quote][p][bold]rubberflipper[/bold] wrote: This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance. The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present. I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more with your comment. Britain and British democracy has really fallen to the depths of depravity when it is clear to everyone that UKIP has a growing membership and support for perfectly respectable policies. I am not sure whether I will vote for them but as far as I can see they are a respectable political party that have a democratic right to gain support in any part of the United Kingdom. These people who disrupt the political process in this country are no friends of the public. They are trouble makers and their thuggish behaviour is an utter disgrace. They are clearly being funded and organised by someone and if that were the establishment then that would be a serious step. Alietha
  • Score: 23

5:57pm Tue 13 May 14

Sussex Beachwalker says...

The Argus is doing itself no favours by labelling these thugs as anti-fascists. They are clearly fascist themselves by trying to disrupt the democratic process.

I am not a UKIP supporter, but the more I see the open and democratic process of my country being torn to shreds the more I will have to consider UKIP because I see nothing from any of the others that are condemning this sort of behaviour. Even on the BBC Question Time, the leader of UKIP is treated with utter rudeness and isn't allowed to speak without other people shouting him down.

I don't want to see our political process end up like a battle ground but people allowed to air their political views openly and without abuse or violence. This is not the way British democracy is supposed to be, is it?
The Argus is doing itself no favours by labelling these thugs as anti-fascists. They are clearly fascist themselves by trying to disrupt the democratic process. I am not a UKIP supporter, but the more I see the open and democratic process of my country being torn to shreds the more I will have to consider UKIP because I see nothing from any of the others that are condemning this sort of behaviour. Even on the BBC Question Time, the leader of UKIP is treated with utter rudeness and isn't allowed to speak without other people shouting him down. I don't want to see our political process end up like a battle ground but people allowed to air their political views openly and without abuse or violence. This is not the way British democracy is supposed to be, is it? Sussex Beachwalker
  • Score: 19

6:21pm Tue 13 May 14

Edward H says...

rubberflipper wrote:
This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance.

The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present.

I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy.
The UAF is an organisation funded by the EU and its affiliates in the UK ie the LibLabCON, SNP and others who are loyal to Brussels.

British democracy is being undermined, infiltrated and dismantled. UKIP are a threat to the EU hegemony and as a result it will use any means at its disposal to try and stop it.

The British electorate are finally waking up however, hence its growing membership and support. I believe that the leader Nigel Farage is in danger personally and I hope that he keeps his eyes sharply focused at all times because there are very dangerous forces out there who are prepared to use any tool to stop him.

These are very disturbing times for our open democracy because there are people who want to remove it from us and create a dictatorship. Brussels is without doubt a dangerous and nefarious dictatorship and the people who head it have never been elected BY THE PEOPLE.
[quote][p][bold]rubberflipper[/bold] wrote: This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance. The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present. I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy.[/p][/quote]The UAF is an organisation funded by the EU and its affiliates in the UK ie the LibLabCON, SNP and others who are loyal to Brussels. British democracy is being undermined, infiltrated and dismantled. UKIP are a threat to the EU hegemony and as a result it will use any means at its disposal to try and stop it. The British electorate are finally waking up however, hence its growing membership and support. I believe that the leader Nigel Farage is in danger personally and I hope that he keeps his eyes sharply focused at all times because there are very dangerous forces out there who are prepared to use any tool to stop him. These are very disturbing times for our open democracy because there are people who want to remove it from us and create a dictatorship. Brussels is without doubt a dangerous and nefarious dictatorship and the people who head it have never been elected BY THE PEOPLE. Edward H
  • Score: 8

6:34pm Tue 13 May 14

Goldenwight says...

rubberflipper wrote:
This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance. The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present. I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy.
Which is why the Police will be there providing protection and to prevent breaches of the peace. What is outrageous about that?

As for the rest of the post, the phrase "ramblings of a madman" springs to mind.
[quote][p][bold]rubberflipper[/bold] wrote: This is absolutely outrageous. UKIP are a lawful political party and its members and supporters have a right to debate and rally for support in peace and without hindrance. The establishment are definitely involved with the UAF and hiring these thugs to undermine a lawful political party. This is something that only happens in dictatorships of past and present. I am utterly sick to the stomach with the establishment of Britain and their dirty tricks in what' supposed to be a free democracy.[/p][/quote]Which is why the Police will be there providing protection and to prevent breaches of the peace. What is outrageous about that? As for the rest of the post, the phrase "ramblings of a madman" springs to mind. Goldenwight
  • Score: -4

6:48pm Tue 13 May 14

Mr chock says...

election rally in Ralli Hall in Denmark Villas in Hove ..WOW ok now i know where the event is .. thanks i guess this will be the most policed event in town
election rally in Ralli Hall in Denmark Villas in Hove ..WOW ok now i know where the event is .. thanks i guess this will be the most policed event in town Mr chock
  • Score: -5

8:01pm Tue 13 May 14

We love Red Billy says...

Ironic that the anti UKIP wear black shirts. Makes you wonder.
Ironic that the anti UKIP wear black shirts. Makes you wonder. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 9

8:28pm Tue 13 May 14

pachallis says...

Saw the protesters at the event on BBC South East evening news - most of them look to be students - placcards were sponsored by 'Socialist Worker' - now there's an Oxymoron if ever I saw one!
Saw the protesters at the event on BBC South East evening news - most of them look to be students - placcards were sponsored by 'Socialist Worker' - now there's an Oxymoron if ever I saw one! pachallis
  • Score: 7

8:52pm Tue 13 May 14

HJarrs says...

While UKIP does have many racist members, who are uncovered on a daily basis, and has recently provocatively and misleadingly slurred Bulgarian and Rumanians in adverts, being anti-EU does not constitute racism and I would not accuse UKIP of being fascists. Rather, this is a means to an end.

I think those protesting against UKIP should be far more concerned by UKIPs massive funding by the wealthy conservative establishment and it's obsession with free market and privitisation policies that will leave ordinary people of thiscountry in even greater insecurity and at the whim of the wealthy few. How coy you UKIP people are at discussing policy (but then, you don't know what the policy is till Nigel tells you!).

There is much wrong with the EU and most of it is exactly the "free market" ideology that UKIP espouse. We should be in Europe fighting for the rights of its people, not handing more power to the wealthy elite that have a strangle hold on this country and that would make us the 53rd state of USA.
While UKIP does have many racist members, who are uncovered on a daily basis, and has recently provocatively and misleadingly slurred Bulgarian and Rumanians in adverts, being anti-EU does not constitute racism and I would not accuse UKIP of being fascists. Rather, this is a means to an end. I think those protesting against UKIP should be far more concerned by UKIPs massive funding by the wealthy conservative establishment and it's obsession with free market and privitisation policies that will leave ordinary people of thiscountry in even greater insecurity and at the whim of the wealthy few. How coy you UKIP people are at discussing policy (but then, you don't know what the policy is till Nigel tells you!). There is much wrong with the EU and most of it is exactly the "free market" ideology that UKIP espouse. We should be in Europe fighting for the rights of its people, not handing more power to the wealthy elite that have a strangle hold on this country and that would make us the 53rd state of USA. HJarrs
  • Score: -3

9:54pm Tue 13 May 14

We love Red Billy says...

HJarrs wrote:
While UKIP does have many racist members, who are uncovered on a daily basis, and has recently provocatively and misleadingly slurred Bulgarian and Rumanians in adverts, being anti-EU does not constitute racism and I would not accuse UKIP of being fascists. Rather, this is a means to an end.

I think those protesting against UKIP should be far more concerned by UKIPs massive funding by the wealthy conservative establishment and it's obsession with free market and privitisation policies that will leave ordinary people of thiscountry in even greater insecurity and at the whim of the wealthy few. How coy you UKIP people are at discussing policy (but then, you don't know what the policy is till Nigel tells you!).

There is much wrong with the EU and most of it is exactly the "free market" ideology that UKIP espouse. We should be in Europe fighting for the rights of its people, not handing more power to the wealthy elite that have a strangle hold on this country and that would make us the 53rd state of USA.
Thanks for that sock puppet Steve.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: While UKIP does have many racist members, who are uncovered on a daily basis, and has recently provocatively and misleadingly slurred Bulgarian and Rumanians in adverts, being anti-EU does not constitute racism and I would not accuse UKIP of being fascists. Rather, this is a means to an end. I think those protesting against UKIP should be far more concerned by UKIPs massive funding by the wealthy conservative establishment and it's obsession with free market and privitisation policies that will leave ordinary people of thiscountry in even greater insecurity and at the whim of the wealthy few. How coy you UKIP people are at discussing policy (but then, you don't know what the policy is till Nigel tells you!). There is much wrong with the EU and most of it is exactly the "free market" ideology that UKIP espouse. We should be in Europe fighting for the rights of its people, not handing more power to the wealthy elite that have a strangle hold on this country and that would make us the 53rd state of USA.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that sock puppet Steve. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 2

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