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Far right EDL thug fined for racist comments at York rally

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A MEMBER of a far right political protest outside York Minster has been fined and ordered to pay £525 by the city’s magistrates for racists comments.

Chad Mark Williams Allen, 25, travelled from his home in the West Midlands to join the demonstration by National Action, a neo-Nazi and British nationalist group, on May 28.

Allen, of Tantany Lane, West Bromwich, pleaded guilty to a racial harassment offence under the Crime and Disorder Act which can only be punished by a fine. 

Four of the protestors, including Allen, and a member of the public were arrested when the protest got out of hand and police had to step in to calm the situation. Officers escorted the unarrested members of the protest group back to the railway station and out of the city.

Beth Richardson, prosecuting, said Allen called out a racist remark during the disturbance, but no-one had come forward to say that the remark had been directed at them.

Williams was fined £400, plus £85 prosecution costs and a £40 statutory surcharge.

(Via York Press) http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14820182.Man_fined_for_racist_comment_at_far_right_demo_in_York/

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