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Anti-racism campaigners to rally before Lincoln mosque protest

Campaigners against an anti-mosque demo set to take place in Lincoln this month will also hold a rally to build support.

The rally by Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism will be held on January 15 at Lincoln Labour Club at 7pm.

Meanwhile, the “march against racism” will take place on the same day as the East Anglian Patriots (EAP) demo, January 18, starting at 10.30am at St Martin’s Square before moving down to Cornhill.

Campaign group Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism oppose the far-right EAP demonstration in the city centre.

The EAP will hold a demo in Lincoln on January 18 against plans to build a mosque on the former Boultham Dairy site.

The group have previously demonstrated in Lincoln city centre in June 2013, and an anti-racism demo was organised at the same time.

Spokesperson for the anti-racist group, Nick Parker, said: “This meeting will highlight our group’s continued opposition to far-right groups like the East Anglian Patriots and the racism that they try to spread in our city when their supporters shout disgusting slogans like “burn the mosque”.

“We will use this opportunity to give ordinary local people the chance to hear what we have to say and we appeal to everyone to join us in taking to the streets next weekend to peacefully demonstrate that we will stand up for our community when the far-right tries to divide us.”

Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism was set up in 2006 to oppose the BNP, and relaunched in June after EAP’s previous demonstration.

For more information on the rally meeting, contact Nick on 07793682201, or email lincolnagainstracism@gmail.com.