Tuesday, 23 July 2013

English Volunteer Force Targets Young Female Reporter

On 18 July, we reported how supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) and the Casual United splinter group were strongly condemned for harassment and threats of violence targeted at a young female reporter.

These groups accused the young reporter (who we shall keep anonymous) of ripping up flowers which had been laid at Sheffield cenotaph in honour of drummer Lee Rigby, even though the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the reporter’s workplace denied these claims.

But it seems they weren’t the only groups doing it.

The English Volunteer Force (EVF), an intolerant splinter group of the notorious EDL group also joined in, sharing links of sites sharing her personal information and pictures (of what is thought to be her).

Here are some vile comments left by EVF supporters.

Threats have been made against her and some supporters even asked for her address. Without a doubt, targeting and harassing young women is definitely a new low for these extreme far-right groups.

Further reading:
  1. EDL And Casuals United Target Young Female Reporter

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