Witnesses – including borough councillors – told the Post that around 20 far-right activists charged Crown House in Linton Road, Barking, before smashing windows and doors with rocks.The chorus of disapproval is printed verbatim, as always, and as always, the usual suspects are all there:
Kelvin Williams, of Unite Against Facism (Ed: sic), who was in the building at the time, said:Well, lord above, Kelvin, if anyone’s well-placed to know the strategy of thugs, it’s a member of the UAF!
“They started smashing frontage windows with rocks.
“They were wearing hoodies and covering their faces. This is a street strategy of thugs.”
Abbey ward Cllr Laila Butt, who was also at the meeting, said: “I was shocked to see racism in my home town after 20 years of living in Barking…”Really, love? I really can’t think why it should shock you so much, unless you’ve had your head buried in your council papers for all of those twenty years.
Or perhaps, you don’t consider certain cases* to be ‘racism’?
Meeting organiser, Mayesbrook ward Cllr George Barratt, added: “It is very disturbing. Here we are living in Barking and Dagenham, which is a very peaceful place.”Is it really? Would you like to suggest that to the family of Mr Singh? Or the victims of these two charmers?
Mind you, maybe it’s partly true, but only because a lot of those non-peaceful people commute to carry out their crime, rather than s*** on their own doorstep?
* H/T Laban Tall for background info