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TSSA Calls on Home Secretary to Ban EDL March in Luton

24 January 2011

The Executive Committee recently discussed the proposed march being organised by the English Defence League in Luton on Saturday the 5th of February 2011.

The Executive was concerned that the march may well result in violence and the General Secretary has now written to the Home Secretary outlining TSSA’s concerns and asking her to consider banning the March.

Whilst the TSSA respects and would defend the rights and freedom of individuals and groups to express their views in a free and transparent manner, we believe that this right must not be at the direct cost of the freedoms enjoyed by others, in this particular instance those of local residents and businesses. We also believe that the rights to free expression should be exercised in a way that does not destroy the good community relations which many have worked hard to build in Luton and in other communities.

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