Piss-poor Pegida

Sunderland Echoes

Some chancers from the social media wing of the far-right decided they would attempt to cash-in on the recent Pegida bubble. Here’s what happened on their first National rally in the UK.

Words and pictures by our man in the field, DM.

Pegida UK got off to a bad start by arranging their first demo in Newcastle when the Toon were at home. The cops had their excuse to ban the march – unless Pegida held it at 9.30 in the morning – so it was demoted to a static rally at 11.00 on Saturday 28th February.

nineam Early doors for the cops

By 9.30 the police presence in Newcastle was already significant as preparations were made to ‘facilitate’ the far-right gathering.

After realising the planned BNP march from Monument to the rally site wasn’t going to happen, I walked down to the Bigg Market to find – with just 20…

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