If you’re planning to go to Nottingham tomorrow please take care. The EDL will be in the city and that usually means trouble, especially for minorities.

It’s worth noting that the EDL leadership are themselves calling for good behaviour but they’ve done that before without much success.

We’re not going to get into slagging off the EDL. Our mission will be to engage with them over the coming months and years to try and offer them a better way to deal with their issues. But for now we’re under no illusions. At least some of their number are quite capable of serious violence, especially when intoxicated (which they usually are).

So please be careful in Nottingham tomorrow and please be safe.

EDL Nottingham demo announcement