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.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Friday, July 3, 2015
Police want to talk to this man about the incident in Liverpool Street

A 12-year-old girl is ‘traumatised’ after being sexually assaulted by a drunk pervert at Liverpool Street station last night.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Azelle Rodney was shot dead 10 years ago (Photo: PA Wire)

A Met marksman who who blasted suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney six times at close range 10 years ago has been cleared of his murder.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Hordes of police were sent in tot control the situation (Photo: @mansfieldmaddie, used with permission)

Police were called to a huge brawl in Shooters Hill last night after a party got out of hand.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Police would like to speak to this woman

A Footlocker shop worker was sprayed in the face with bleach in a vicious attack in Kilburn, west London.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Do you recognise this man? If so, please contact British Transport Police on the number listed below

Police are looking for a rugby fan after a woman was inappropriately touched after the official Army vs Navy rugby match on Saturday May 9.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Blackfriars Crown Court (Picture: PA Images)

A woman prison custody officer who was allegedly assaulted as she escorted a prisoner at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday has died.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more