Saturday 8th April 2017: English Defence League
On Saturday 8th April 2017 from 12:00 – 16:00 an EDL protest is planned to take place in Centenary Square.
Westside Wardens and plenty of police will be in the Westside area to ensure business as usual.
The Westside office will also be open from 10:00 – 16:30, if anyone has any issues. We can be contacted at 0121 439 1923.
Please see an itinerary for Saturday:
Saturday 8th April 2017 1200-1600
English Defence League Demonstration – Centenary Square – Anticipated numbers up to 250
Unite Against Fascism Demonstration- Victoria Square – Anticipated numbers up to 150
As a response to the recent Westminster attack, the English Defence League have decided to move their planned event this Saturday from Derby to Birmingham. Birmingham Unite Against Fascism have organised their own event in opposition in Victoria Square.
o Stage and PA to arrive in Centenary Square 0800
o Arrive by coach and minibus and park on Oozells Street 1200 (some also expected to travel by train).
o Muster near to Granville Street outside of Figure of Eight Broad St. 1200-1300
o Walk directly to Centenary Square 1300
o Speeches 1330-1500
o Disperse to vehicles or railway stations and leave by 1600.
The last visits made by EDL to Birmingham have been peaceful.
All details are subject to change.