On Saturday 27th July a splinter group of the EDL called the English
Volunteer Force have called a demonstration outside Lunar House in
Croydon, which is the main asylum seeker processing centre in the UK,
where asylum seekers and migrants are obliged to come by the Home Office.
The EVF are more openly and virulently racist that the EDL and will be
supported by a number of other far-right splinter groups.
Their aim is to scapegoat migrants for many of the problems of society and
to stoke up anti-Muslim hatred.
They aim to capitalise upon anti-immigrant feeling connected with the rise
of UKIP and on the recent surge in Islamophobia since the killing of Lee
Rigby in Woolwich in May.
Lunar House will be operating on the day and migrants, many of whom are
vulnerable people having fled torture and abuse, will have to queue
outside suffering abuse from
The EVF are being opposed by a broad coalition of local residents and the
local Trades Council, South London Anti-Fascists, the local Green Party,
UAF, One Croydon, Croydon SolFed, the Anti-Fascist Network and others.
Say no to racism, Islamophobia and migrant scapegoating – Join us on the
27th to stand together against the hatred of the EVF and to defend
people's right to seek asylum.
The EVF have just announced their demonstration will start at 12 noon,
an hour and a half earlier than their original time.
Keeping watching for updates.