Ross Ahlfeld: Catalonia and the SDL
The Scottish Defence League was met with a huge counter-protest in Perth
A SCOTTISH Defence League (SDL) protest in Perth attracted “hundreds” as anti-fascists united to oppose the group’s presence.
The SDL is against the construction of a new £1m mosque on Jeanfield Road in the city, and had organised a demonstration to vent anger at the Muslim community and Perth and Kinross Council on Sunday.
Locals and STUC to hold counter demo to Scottish Defence League protest against Monkton refugees
MONKTON residents and anti-racist campaigners are to hold a counter demonstration against the far-right Scottish Defence League (SDL) who are due to hold a protest against the presence of refugees in the Ayrshire town.
Around 150 refugees are thought to be temporarily housed at Adamton Country House Hotel outside Monkton.
Pegida Scotland wants to "rid these islands of Muslims"
A FAR-RIGHT anti-Islam group is organising its first demonstration in Scotland later this month.
A Scottish branch of the German group Pegida has been launched and is planning an event at Waverley station on 20 March.
The first UK rally of the organisation was held in Newcastle on Saturday but the anti-Islam protesters were substantially outnumbered by a counter-protest, according to reports.
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.
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