Scottish Defence League
Scottish Defence League "seems to have been facilitated by police", says Scottish Green co-convener
Maggie Chapman attended an anti-fascist demonstration against the SDL on 4 February
MAGGIE CHAPMAN, co-convener of the Scottish Green Party, has stated that the extremist right-wing Scottish Defence League (SDL) “seems to have been facilitated by the police in spreading intolerance and bigotry”, following her attendance at an anti-fascist counter-demonstration.
As police report spike in hate attacks, is xenophobia on the rise in Scotland?
As protestors demonstrate against the housing of asylum seekers in an Ayrshire village and Police Scotland report a spike in racially aggravated crimes in the wake of the Paris attacks, we ask whether xenophobic sentiment is on the rise in Scotland.
Protestors rally in support of refugees in counter demo against SDL in Monkton
Scottish Refugee Council slams "racism" and "hate speech" as arrests are made at demonstration, reports Douglas Coulter
TWO arrests were made during a bad-tempered protest and counter-protest over the temporary housing of asylum seekers in a hotel near the South Ayrshire village of Monkton on Sunday.