Drummer Lee Rigby’s death ‘signals beginning of civil war’, claims BNP

18:25 25 May 2013

Floral tributes being laid in Woolwich, not far from the scene of Drummer Lee Rigby

Floral tributes being laid in Woolwich, not far from the scene of Drummer Lee Rigby's death. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The British National Party (BNP), led by the controversial Nick Griffin, has announced it will demonstrate in Woolwich next week, prompting accusations the party is exploiting Drummer Lee Rigby’s death for its “own poisonous ends”.

Adam Walker, the party’s national organiser, said the brutal murder meant a “line has been drawn in the sand and it signals the beginning of the civil war we have predicted for years”.

He said the next task “is to force the political class to take action and deport Muslim hate preachers”, starting with a demo next Saturday opposite the barracks in Woolwich.

The move was condemned as a provocative attempt to “divide our community”.

Onay Kasab, from Greenwich Socialist Party, accused the BNP of “attempting to cynically exploit this tragedy to further their own poisonous ends”.

“What happened in Woolwich on Wednesday was a despicable act, whatever the political motivations of the attackers. We completely condemn the murder. Members of the community from every ethnic and religious background have also joined together in condemning this cold-blooded killing.

“The BNP cannot be allowed to march this weekend. We call on the people of Woolwich to make a firm stand against racism, terror and war.

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