LEWISHAM EAST: ‘A Dark Day For Democracy’ – Kurten SLAMS Leftist Thugs
With two days until polling in the Lewisham East by-election The Salvation Army hall in Catford was due to host a hustings. However, Labour had other ideas, as we exclusively reported they refused to turn up and openly called for so-called ‘far-right’ parties to be ‘no platformed’. Fast forward to tonight and the venue was surrounded by leftist thugs mainly targeting The For Britain Movement and Anne Marie Waters.
As Alan Criag, the UKIP Families and Children spokesman who was in attendance said;
“The protesters were noisy, robotically hard Left and hostile mainly to AMW and For Britain.”
Eventually, the candidates, minus Ms Waters were snuck into the venue by the side entrance. Speeches took place but that was all that was allowed. Residents like Doreen (pictured above) were denied their democratic right to question the candidates. Ms Waters was told she could not attend and the entire event was shut down due to public safety concerns. Eye-witnesses report incidences of Antifa thugs spitting at the police officers however other UKIP activists present also criticised the police response:
Utterly pathetic response by @MPSLewisham in Lewisham East tonight. Out in force but sided with the handful of Leftard inadequates to stop the hustings and democracy. You should be ashamed.
— Paul Oakley UKIP (@PaulJamesOakley) June 12, 2018
David Kurten the UKIP Candidate said:
“It is an outrage that fascist ‘anti-fascist’ far-left thugs have closed down the Lewisham East By-Election hustings. There was no chance for voters to hear candidates answer questions. It is a dark day for democracy and free speech when a group of thugs has been allowed to close down a debate and stop voters from hearing and questioning legitimate political parties and make up their own minds who they wish to vote for.
“The police took the decision to close the hustings after just half an hour of opening speeches, but it would have been better if they had taken stronger action and arrested the mob of anti-democratic thugs for Public Order offences, as candidates and voters alike were intimidated by their actions. By allowing these fascist bullies to close down debate, it sends out a terrible message that a far-left mob can get their way by intimidating the public.”
It surely tells us all we need to know about modern Britain that an election hustings cannot be held without a police presence?