Council bosses are set to send a bill to the organisers of a far right protest march in Burnley – after insisting they were not welcome in the town.So Burnley councilors’ think they can decide that, do they?
Heavily marshalled by police, with around 50 officers, police horses, riot vans and the force helicopter overhead, marchers listened to speeches outside the town’s central library on the ‘Islamification’ of Britain and access rights of Eastern European immigrants.And why would such a heavy police presence be necessary?
Coun Mark Townsend, deputy council leader and resources cabinet member, said he was irritated the authority had been left with a bill for the demonstration.Then, take it up with the police. I mean, we aren't talking about the useless, corrupted, hopelessly dhimmified Met here, are we?
He said: “This was not about local issues and hasn't been organised locally.
“Taxpayers’ money and police officers’ hours could have been put to much better use.
“We will now be sending the organisers a bill for some of the costs we incurred, such as putting up crowd control barriers.”Now, why would you need crowd control barriers?
Counter demonstrators from Unite Against Fascism, North East Lancashire Trades Union Council, Lancashire Council of Mosques and East Lancs Students Against Fascism held a vigil in Hammerton Street during the march…They are local. But I bet they won’t be getting any bills…