London Anti-fascists, along with other AFN groups were in Dover over the weekend to oppose a far right march and gig. As a group, we have
been consistently mobilising against the South East Alliance and their
leader Paul Pitt since he began his quest to become the fuhrer of the
British Far right through a project he called “Unity Demos”
(imaginative I know). The SEAs mobilisations in Dover have constantly
been shrinking since they failed to smash the antifascist opposition on the 30th January and this time was no different.
The Unity Demos were a project that was billed as being able to
effectively oppose the left on the streets, drawing out many of the
older far right out of retirement in order to ‘smash the reds’ again.
It could be argued that they sensed that the new anti fascist movement
had not been tested on the streets and could be overcome by the use of
extreme violence and force. This led to fascists from all over the
country traveling to Dover, armed and ready to fight. However this
delusion was cruely shattered both in Maidstone services and in Dover
itself when the repeated attacks on anti fascist lines were repulsed,
leading to many injuries. The protracted nature of these engagements
led to an absolute glut of evidence against the Fascists which was
collected by Kent Police. It was the unwillingness of anti-fascists in Dover to bend to fascist violence that has eroded the
far right’s confidence and led them to have to coordinate with the
police in order to guarantee their right to march. It has led to over
50 of their activists facing jail for one action and it has showed
Paul Pitt to not be the competent leader they had hoped he was. Infact
we would go as far as to say that those 50 people facing long
stretches in prison are their because of his arrogance and ego.
Around thirty were in Dover for what was supposed to be a weekend of
protests and a gig in the evening to raise money for the 50+ facing
charges because of Paul Pitts and Roy Prices tactical errors on the
30th. Its safe to say that numbers falling from the 70 they had at
their previous demonstration is an absolute disaster for the would be
Fuhrer Pitt as more and more groups seem to be abandoning him. This
disaster was only compounded by the fact that two more Fascists were
arrested for offences on the 30th, the irony being that this weekend
was supposed to be used to support those already in prison not funnel
more ‘patriots’ in behind bars.
As if it wasn’t bad enough to spend your weekend in Dover not
achieving anything, to round it off the NF decided to distance itself
from the ‘unity project’ of Pitt, publicly criticizing it for being
‘non white’ and containing ‘race mixers’. This all begs the question,
is this the end for Pitt and the SEA? Well, we think so.