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Plans have been formed by far-right extremists to reignite the race riots that swept through northern towns this su...
Plans have been formed by far-right extremists to reignite the race riots that swept through northern towns this summer, according to The Observer (p4).

It claims leading National Front activists, including members of the neo-Nazi Combat 18 terrorist group, have formed the NF Social Club, which will target racially sensitive towns across the country. The club, which ostensibly will offer 'cultural tours' of towns and cities, means NF groups will not have to tell local police about their intentions to arrive in a town.

The NF Social Club has been set up in response to a police crackdown that disrupted planned rallies throughout August. Up to now the NF has applied to the police for permission to march, only to have its demonstrations banned and activists arrested by turning up.

The Observer claims the NF plans to target anew Oldham for the first time since youths rioted there in May. The NF, says the newspaper, plans to gather in the town on 20 September, the date of an anti-racism festival organised by Oldham United Against Racism.

The NF also plans to hold rallies and hand out leaflets in the Leeds suburb of Pudsey throughout September following the arrest of one of its senior Yorkshire members. The NF is also planning a demonstration in Sunderland on 15 September, targeting asylum-seekers in the city, as well as several other demonstrations 'that we are not yet going to reveal', said Terry Blackman, NF national organiser and a convicted gun-runner to loyalist groups in Northern Ireland.
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