The British National Party held another demo outside Burnley Crown Court where yet another Muslim group of alleged paedophiles are on trial. Today, Monday, was the first day of the trial, and it was centred around choosing the jury.
It is worth noting that Nick Griffin, MEP for the North West, put in an official request that Muslims not be allowed on this jury.
His objection was disallowed.
With our demo outside, some of our Sheffield and Barnsley members went into the public gallery of the court in order to observe.
Demo leader Mike Whitby also went inside for a period of time, he reported back to us about what happened.
At one point, Mike told BNP News, the female judge stated that the potential members of the jury must come back in and “assure us that they do not know any of those people over there” – pointing to Mike and our members in the public gallery.
Further to this, she also said that she would need assurances from each of them that no one in their family is connected in any way to the BNP.
Further to our members, there were two young local lads – in their twenties - who were also in the public gallery.
These local lads, angry at what is happening in their town, had earlier been chatting to our members outside of the court, but were not connected to the demo.
Mike reports that these two lads however, were removed from the gallery by police at the request of the judge, who said that she did not want them in “her court”.
It looks like the trial will last for about 4 weeks. There are 7 alleged paedophiles in this group currently in Court; 2 of the defendants were already remanded in custody, while the other 5 were all very cocky in their appearance and manner.
Our Truth Truck's cousin, the Truth Van, spent the day after Court driving around Burnley.
It was greeted with many cheers and countless thumbs up by the locals.
A BNPTV video of the day is online here.