From Corey Oakley, a member of Socialist Alternative’s National Executive:
There have been reports in the media and comments online implying that Socialist Alternative was backing the now-cancelled protest that was planned for this Sunday.
This is not the case. Socialist Alternative was very much opposed to calling a protest in the current climate of hysterical racism.
While we defend absolutely the right of Muslims to protest, and put the blame for the anti-Muslim hysteria on the police, media and politicians, we argued strongly that the protest should be cancelled and are pleased that it has been.