Last summer the Newark division of the EDL was founded with much self-trumpeting in the local press. In an interview for the Newark Advertiser, founder Chris ‘Spike’ Conroy talked up a march of 1,500 members through the streets of Newark and boasted of an inaugural meeting of 72 people. Ten months on we’re still waiting for that march and the EDL struggles to attract half that number to their national demos. As to the claim of 72 people at the meeting, we’ve got the photos and we’ve counted about 40 (mostly bussed in from Nottingham).
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