‘Foot­ball Lads’ ter­ror protest

Daily Star Sunday - - NEWS -

THOU­SANDS of foot­ball fans marched against “ex­trem­ism” in the UK. Mem­bers of the Foot­ball Lads Al­liance brought Lon­don’s busy Park Lane to a stand­still as they protested against ter­ror at­tacks on Bri­tish soil.

FLA founder John Meighan said that the all-male protest had been ar­ranged be­cause of con­cern at the “re­cent up­surge” in ter­ror­ist atroc­i­ties like the Manch­ester bomb­ing and Lon­don at­tacks.

The group was crit­i­cised by anti-racism char­ity Stand Up To Racism. It claimed sev­eral speak­ers at a pre­vi­ous march in June had ties to far-right groups.

In his ad­dress to the crowd yes­ter­day, Mr Meighan said: “We’re against all ex­trem­ism …we’re just nor­mal peo­ple.”

He also called for for­eign ter­ror sus­pects to be de­ported dur­ing po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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