Nigel Farage’s local pub the George & Dragon where he has been pictured many times going for a drink has been invaded by about 80 people protesting against UKIP.
Campaigners include those who have been targeted by UKIP such as migrants, HIV activists, gay people, disabled people and breastfeeding mums.
Protest organiser said:
“UKIP are a con. They pretend to be anti-establishment but this couldn’t be further from the truth. By wrongfully shifting the blame for the economic crisis onto immigrants they have let the bankers off the hook. That is why so many diverse communities have taken our cultures to the heart of where they exist – Nigel Farage’s local pub. We will not succumb to their prejudice. We will create the world we want to live in. A world beyond UKIP.
We sympathise with people who feel alienated with the political system but a vote for UKIP really is the worst thing you could do to protest about the current state of this country.”
a social worker from London said:
“The alliance of people here today shows that there are clear targets of UKIPs hate filled agenda. We want to live in a society in which we are all valued and our different contributions, talents and cultures are acknowledged.
We want politicians to stop using the language of divide and rule, xenophobia, racism and fear and instead speak up to the 99% to challenge the corporate greed and massive inequality that exists in this country and globally”.
Notes to Editors
- Nigel Farage in his local pub: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/mar/02/nigel-farage-pub-ukip-activists
- Nigel Farage says breastfeeding women should sit in a corner: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/05/nigel-farage-ukip-claridges-breastfeeding-mothers
- Farage blames immigration for traffic on M4 after no-show at UKIP reception http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/07/nigel-farage-blames-immigration-m4-traffic-ukip-reception
- UKIP candidate: Gay people are ‘fascist perverts’ and ‘paedophiles’ http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/01/27/ukip-candidate-gay-people-are-fascist-perverts-and-paedophiles/
- UKIP: Disability benefit claimants are “Parisitic underclass of scroungers”: http://politicalscrapbook.net/2014/12/ukip-disability-benefit-claimants-are-parasitic-underclass-of-scroungers/
- Keep HIV positive migrants out of Britain says Farage: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/10/nigel-farage-keep-hiv-positive-migrants-out-britain
- Full address of the Pub: George & Dragon, 26 High St, Downe, Orpington, BR6 7UT
- We have photographers on the protest who will be able to provide photos in the next few hours.