Far-Right Groups Should Be Banned from Staging Protests, Police Chief Suggests

Martin Evans, Telegraph (London), May 23, 2014

Far-right groups should be banned from staging protests because each one costs up to half a million pounds to police, a senior officer has said.

South Yorkshire Chief Constable, David Crompton, said the money could be better spent on other issues and he urged the Government to make more funds available or consider changing the law.

The English Defence League has staged three major protests in Rotherham over the last 18 months and Mr Crompton said the cost of ensuring such events pass off smoothly was having a major impact on his Force’s budget.

He told the Yorkshire Post: “Either somebody changes the law so that it’s less easy to do this or alternatively there are some funds available that we can tap into.

“As it stands, we have a lot of power over marches but we don’t have in any way the same control over assemblies.”

He said they needed to look at options which would place restrictions on the right to assembly, but he also recognised it was a touchy subject and was connected to freedom of speech.

Under the Public Order Act 1986, chief officers may impose conditions on assemblies to prevent serious public disorder, serious damage to property, or serious disruption to the life of the community.

The directions can relate to the duration, location and size of any demonstration but the police have no powers to ban static assemblies in public places.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Peaceful protest is a vital part of a democratic society, provided it is conducted within the law.

“But protesters’ rights need to be balanced with the rights of others to go about their business without fear of intimidation or serious disruption to the community.

“The management of demonstrations is an operational matter for the police. Forces can apply for a special grant to cover significant and exceptional events which threaten their financial stability.”

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  • D.B. Cooper

    Absolutely NOTHING to say about far left groups, Chief?
    Yep, he reeks of a modern day Neville Chamberlain. Replace this tool with a Muslim. Better yet, a female Muslim. Even better, and African female Muslim. That’s the only way some white people wake up.

    • The far left and their violent counter-protesting is the reason why these “far right” protests cost so much.

      • Pro_Whitey

        Precisely. The “anti-fa” get violent, and it’s supposed to be the EDL’s fault? What a scumbag.

        • Jesse_from_Sweden

          Because it is their fault.
          If the EDL just stopped their assemblies, and disolved their party and preferably even their own existence, then these anti-fa thugs would no longer do costly “counter-protests”.

          Instead the police could put those resources into dealing with the crime these anti-fa thugs would create in some other place when their favourite target no longer exists.

          How about this for a nice change.
          Make a law that disallows large organized protests against political assemblies and demonstrations that ar legal.
          How about that one?
          You know, dealing with the actual problem….

    • NeanderthalDNA

      The slimy smarmy face of messianic democratic totalitarianism. He’s so spiffy!

    • The little rodent looks like the type of guy that sits when he pisses! Some whites need to have ‘diversity’ so deeply shoved down their throats before they will wake up. The more extreme the ‘diversity’ overlord he or she is, the better – such as a black Haitian voodoo witch doctor or someone along the lines of ‘General Butt-Naked’ who has a rich history of cannibalism. The meaner, more uncivil, and more hateful of whites, the better!

    • Dr. Blooknok

      South Yorkshire Chief Constable, David Crompton, is a worthless fool. He is helping England’s avowed enemies the Muslim cutthroats to feel more empowerment by making that statement.

  • shawnmer

    Hmmm. This is a tough one.
    You would have found no one more eager to get riff-raff off the street about a month into the Occupy trash defecating, urinating, blocking traffic and commerce, engaging in public sex, and costing the local govt millions, in multiple cities. You’ve had your say, you’ve made your point, now enough is enough!
    But I would need to know how often these EDF groups are rallying before allowing cops to arbitrarily tighten this process.

    • DonReynolds

      The article says three times in the past 18 months, at least one of which was probably in response to the beheading (of the active duty buglar by the savages in broad daylight in the middle of a public street).

  • TruthBeTold

    I’m so sorry you feel inconvenienced by free speech, free assembly, and the people trying to save your country, your culture, and your job Chief Constable Crompton.

    • JSS

      Well it’s not so much that the authorities are anti freedom, it’s just the native White Brits excercising their freedom is a problem to the new ruling class and their pets. In modern Britian the nonwhites and leftist dregs of humanity are free to do whatever they want. As usual it’s just the native Whites who get the iron fist of democracy.

  • JackKrak

    The British people are forced to give a platform for left-wing crusaders at the BBC through their license fees, currently at 145 pounds a year. There criminal penalties for not paying it and no police official will ever publicly comment on it.

  • JohnEngelman

    What about protests of blacks or Muslims? How much does it cost to keep them under control?

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      Cultural Marxists aren’t outraged when Blacks and Muslims organize.

  • Steven Barr

    Why not ban the soap dodging leftists from staging violent counter protests and save money that way?

    • David Ashton

      Because the political class identifies with the leftists, and the modern copper is comparatively gelded.

      • I agree. The elite political class won’t stop the muzzies nor the hard-core Leftists from protesting because their sympathies lie with them. This will be used as another excuse to prevent white racial and national solidarity from occurring in Britain.

  • Martel

    The costs of EDL protests should be contributed to the violent opposition consisting of the radical left and local muslims, the papers and media who stir up resentment against the EDL may also donate some pennies to cover the damage they have caused.

    • David Ashton

      In principle true. But the “authorities” and the “protesters” are birds of a feather. The ideological indoctrination and physical feminisation of our police has been on the cards by our new rulers since the riots against Thatcher.

  • coco bongo

    This will no doubt ease and hasten the takeover of the UK which is well underway. The European country with the highest white female miscegenation rate in all of Europe has essentially sealed its own fate. Those trying to fight back, people like Paul Weston, are simply thrown in jail.

  • IstvanIN

    The costs are caused by the counter-protesters who harass the EDL.

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      Another example of leftists causing problems, only to come up with their own absurd solutions.

  • David Ashton

    The point is that in Britain peaceful anti-immigration meetings, marches and members are subject to illegal violence by opposition, but the police prefer to penalize the victims instead of the criminal organizers. This happen sometimes before WW2, but has gone on continually in Britain since the mid-1940s to the present, with the media slanting reportage.

    We live in a politically correct police state. The leftist “authorities” connive with the leftist “police”. Was George Orwell just being ironic, when he wrote: “If there is hope, it lies with the proles” (e.g. the EDL)?

  • Deiter Botha

    I would encourage EDL members and all far right citizens to seek refugee status in the United States. It is past time we had another large wave of caucasian immigration.

    • RisingReich

      They have as good a chance immigrating to the US as Europeans seeking refugee status as we do of impeaching Obama – none.

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      Whereas there is still hope for much of Europe, America is more or less done and dead. Since 2011, the majority of newborns have been non-White, so it is only a matter of time until the founding stock of my country is also minority. I wouldn’t advise any nationalist immigrate here.

      • DonReynolds

        Please save your surrender until the cannon is fired a couple of times at least. You might save yourself some embarassment.

        • Publius Pompilius Quitus

          It is not surrender to admit statistical realities: Whites are quickly and increasingly becoming a minority in the USA. Therefore, it is dumb to immigrate here from a European country, where Europeans are positioned better demographically and nationalism is on the rise.

    • David Ashton

      They are refused admission if “racist”, and deported if they are “anti-Semites”.

  • JSS

    Sounds about right for our up is down good is evil brave new world. So British soldiers had to go fight in Iraq and Afghanistan because some Muslims hiding in caves “hate our freedom”. But now we have a supposed public servant advocating that British patriots be banned from exercising their freedom at home. On behalf of Muslim colonizers. How can anyone seriously think we live in free countries anymore?

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      I laugh when the MSM and patriotards talk about bombing the tents of some primitive tribesmen in Afghanistan for our “freedumb.” What freedom? The freedom to live around non-whites? How is that freedom? There was a time when freedom meant freedom of association, freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom to contract &c. Now it means the freedom to live around wall-to-wall pakis and n****rs in your own personal third world nightmare.

  • WR_the_realist

    We all know the reason protests by the English Defence League cost the police so much time and money is because of violent counter protests by the left. So why not ban the real troublemakers, the Labour Party and its Communist allies?

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Police Chiefs should remember that they are public servants and have no opinion.

  • DonReynolds

    How much does it cost the Metro Peelers when the Muzzies block streets and sidewalks in certain parts of London for their prayers several times a day? Nothing….because you do nothing about it. Now just pretend that the English DEFENSE League is the same thing and look at all the public money you will save!

  • MBlanc46

    UKIP does well in the elections, the next day they’re talking about banning political protests.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    They will regret doing that, because they are going to make their point in other ways. Personally, I think protesting does nothing more than get you on more databases than you’re already are, and it does nothing but acknowledge that you’re not much more than a slave. WN’s and others who are fighting back against the takeover of their nations should concentrate their efforts elsewhere. Such as beating the tar out of these Muslims who rape native born white children in the streets.

  • How much money do these faux “police” spend investigating actual crimes, like assaults on white Britons by Pakistanis and Jamaicans?

    • Flying_Custard

      Many demonstrations are because of rape gangs.

      The libtards are more interested in the effects than the underlying cause.

  • Hal K

    This is another manifestation of the “heads nonwhites win, tails whites lose” mentality we are facing. Without the anti-white, pro-nonwhite mentality, the logical course of action for the police would be to crack down on the counter-protestors to the extent that they would think twice before trying to disrupt another peaceful, lawful EDL demonstration. Instead the police want to let this become another nonwhite victory.

  • DonReynolds

    Good point, the police do not decide how much or how the public treasury will be spent. I believe their job is to apprehend criminals.
    Since when do we skip police work to save money? Are people arrested in tried in court to save money? No.

  • Brian

    The could just remove the police presence and let the involved parties ‘work it out amongst themselves’. When the tax demands overwhelm the capacity of YT to pay, that’s what’s going to happen anyway.

  • One of the nicer things David Crompton has to look forward to is that after he is done being a “Useful Idiot” is that he will be a useless idiot. I know exactly what happens to those.