EDL clash with cops at protest in Newcastle after members of the city’s vile grooming gang jailed

The Sun 9 months ago

EDL thugs today clashed with police in Newcastle as they attempted to hijack the shocking child grooming case that rocked the city.

Far-right protesters waved placards and St George crosses during their half-hour march from the Haymarket area to the Bigg Market.

Far-right thugs were seen clashing with police who separated them from a counter demonstration in Newcastle

EDL yobs took to the streets in response to the recent child grooming case that rocked the city

Protesters waved England flags and placards during a 30-minute march

Thugs marched from Haymarket to Bigg Market, closing roadds

It comes after a police investigation last month busted a massive child rape ring of 17 mainly British-Pakistani men and one woman.

They plied underage children with booze and drugs before the victims were passed around from one man to another for sex, the trial heard.

Those prosecuted were mostly British-born men of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish heritage.

Yesterday the only woman convicted as part of Operation Sanctuary was revealed to have told cops that she felt “no sympathy” for the victims.

Carolann Gallon, 22, was given six years for trafficking for sexual exploitation after luring vulnerable girls to for her paedophile pals.

Roads were closed as around 70 EDL protesters took part in today’s march.

Yobs were seen responding to jeering from counter demonstrators today

EDL members responded to the Newcastle child rape ring, which was uncovered after Operation Sanctuary

EDL protesters walked through Newcastle today

Far right thugs chanted and waved flags

Flashpoints erupted between the thugs, police and anti-Fascist demonstrators who took part in a nearby counterprotest.

Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah, who addressed the anti-EDL crowd of around 600, said: “I’m here because I want to honour and pay tribute to the survivors of sexual abuse – the survivors of the horrific crimes perpetrated in Newcastle in the West End”, the Newcastle Chronicle reported.

“The survivors who have talked about the most intimate, horrendous details – things I wouldn’t want to say to anyone. They have had to say it day-after-day in open court.”

Thugs marched in response to the recently uncovered child grooming ring operating in the city

Their march came a day after the conviction of Carolann Gallon, 22, the only woman so far prosecuted

Thugs clashed with opposing protesters today

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