Around 12 members of the English Defence League (EDL) tried to attack an anti-cuts demonstration in Manchester’s Albert square last Saturday.
Activists on the demonstration against council cuts chanted, “Nazi scum not welcome here” as the Nazis shouted racist abuse.
The EDL plans to rally at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday of next week.
Manchester City United has called an anti-racist counter-protest. This is supported by 18 councillors.
Anti-racist campaigners are demanding that the council cancel the EDL’s right to rally in the city.
Join the anti-racist protest—11am, Saturday 2 March, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.