Wednesday, April 20, 2005

More violence in Galloway campaign

The Evening Standard reports today on the continuing ugliness that surrounds George Galloway's campaign in Bethnal Green and Bow.

A group of Islamic fundamentalists attacked Galloway and fought with Respect supporters while the Standard reports that Oona King and Labour Party members were attacked with eggs again with her car also getting attention from the yobs.

One Labour activist, Mohamed Chowdhury, said: "We left the area to chants of "Oona get out' and 'get out of our estate' and were attacked with eggs again. However, when we returned to the car in Toynbee Street we found it covered in eggs. As we got in the car, more eggs were thrown".

Police are investigating. Witnesses claim the youths wore Respect badges...

Galloway's campaign in Bethnal Green and Bow has brought nothing but ugliness, division, racism and violence out on to the streets.

More then ever it is clear that if the people of the area want a decent and responsible MP they should vote for a candidate of a democratic party and reject the intimidation of all extremists - including Respect.