The hunt is on

Matthew Collins - 13 03 09

A hunt is on for the new location of tonight’s BNP fundraiser in Leigh. The BNP had intended the event to be held at the Pure nightclub but this was cancelled yesterday afternoon following the circulation of an open letter by a local parish priest. By last night the letter had been signed by almost 2,000 people, including several hundred from the local Leigh area.

The BNP or the owner of the nightclub notified the police that the event had been cancelled but Searchlight understands that an event is taking place though possibly at a new location.

A protest outside the nightclub, called by Wigan and Leigh United Against Racism, will go ahead as planned but plans have been put in place to relocate if another venue is found.

I would just like to add my thanks to all those who signed the open letter. Your action has played a vital role in disrupting the attempts by the BNP to spread its message of hate.


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