About twenty British National Party activists came together last Tuesday in the town of Stafford; the principle town of the county of Staffordshire.
Our purpose was to demonstrate our disgust and opposition to two of the men who were attending Stafford Crown Court on contempt charges, who were also charged last year with several charges which range from controlling, facilitating, causing or inciting child prostitution, conspiracy to incite child prostitution rape, sexually activity with a child and trafficking in the UK for sexual exploitation.
Although the court case against these men collapsed last year we were delighted to learn that the nine Telford men alleged to have been involved in sexual exploitation and child prostitution - are now to face a series of fresh trials.
The defendants from last year's (collapsed) trial were reported as being: Mubarek Ali, 28, of Regent Street, Wellington; Ahdel Ali, 23, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Sultan, 24, of Victoria Avenue, Wellington; Tanveer Ahmed, 39, of Urban Gardens, Wellington; Marhoof Khan, 33, of Caradoc Flats, Wellington; Noshad Hussain, 21, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Choudry, 52, of Solway Drive, Sutton Hill, Telford; Mohammed Yunis, 59, of Kingsland, Arleston; and Abdul Rouf, 33, of Kingsland, Arleston.
Mubarek Ali and Ahdel Ali were in court today, facing a charge of contempt, and it was our intention to make the people of Stafford fully aware of what was going on in their town.
We stood outside of the court and handed leaflets to members of the public and to a large number of students who were attending the college next door to the court.
The ‘Truth Van’ drove around the narrow streets of Stafford for a number of hours, broadcasting messages of hope and defiance through its loudspeakers.
Our group eventually moved on to the main shopping area of Stafford where we gave over 1000 leaflets to passers-by - our message, although a difficult and horrible subject matter, was gratefully received by the vast majority of the people of Stafford.
All of the BNP activists who attended this demonstration agreed at the end of our activity to follow the court cases of the nine men who were charged with these heinous crimes.
We all vowed to follow these men at each and every trial and with each trial there will be a demonstration that will shout loudly (as opposed to the silence of the BBC) about the crimes that they have allegedly committed.
The BNP activists who attended the demo today agreed that the work of this day - demonstrating against alleged child rapists and standing up for vulnerable Britons - is the general purpose of the British National Party. This is our work and it is our duty to do the best that we can.
We ended the day by shaking hands with each other and then offering a cast iron commitment between ourselves to see one another at the next demonstration.