‘Multicultural celebration’ against EDL demonstration

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A ‘peaceful multicultural celebration’ is to be held on the same day as the English Defence League is planning a protest in Sheffield.

The EDL is holding a demonstration at Sheffield Lane Top on Saturday, September 21, about plans to convert The Pheasant pub into a mosque – even though the proposals have been withdrawn.

Sheffield Unite Against Fascism and One Sheffield, Many Cultures are organising the celebration – to be held the same day at a venue to be arranged.

Paul Scarrott, Sheffield UAF secretary, said: “We urge people to join the peaceful multicultural celebration on Saturday, September 21, to show the EDL’s violence, racism and division are not welcome in Sheffield.”