The Scottish Defence League has warned Dundee to ”be ready” for its arrival on September 1st despite the city council refusing the far-right group permission to hold a public demonstration.
Cheers and applause broke out from the public gallery in the council chamber as the licensing committee unanimously rejected the SDL’s application to stage a static demonstration in City Square, Dundee on September 1.
The proposal was turned down on the grounds that it would be an inappropriate use of the square and could lead to public disorder.
Despite this, there is no legal reason why the group cannot come to Dundee.
Instead councillors gave the green light to a counter-rally, led by Dundee Trades Union Council, named Dundee Together, which will celebrate the city’s multi-cultural background.
But shortly after the committee reached its conclusion a defiant message was delivered by Graham Walker, regional organiser and spokesman for the Scottish Defence League (SDL).
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