BNP and Anti-BNP in Liverpool

Stories 29 Nov 08
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool
BNP and Anti-BNP demos in Liverpool


On Saturday 29th November there were Anti-BNP and BNP demonstrations in Liverpool city centre. The BNP arrived around 12pm by McDonalds on Lord Street to hand out leaflets. They were there because a week ago 12 members of the BNP were arrested in Liverpool while handing out leaflets. The Anti-BNP demo, which started at 10am, was held further up the road on Bold Street to protest the BNP’s actions. After about 10 minutes of the BNP handing out leaflets a group of protesters started shouting at them, to which the police arrived and set up a line to hold the Anti-BNP back. It was a small group that grew to at least 50-100. 3 lines of police were set up to keep the peace between parties. After about 30 minutes the police set-up a box and moved the Anti-BNP protesters back up on to Bold Street. Crowds of people lined Church Street watching the demonstrations.

Comments 7

  1. Garp says on 29 Nov 08

    That must have been an interesting photo shoot!

  2. Pete says on 29 Nov 08

    It really was. At one point I was standing between 3 lines of police and close to 100 people shouting. Perhaps not the wisest thing but thats where the photo was.

  3. Mike Blanchard says on 30 Nov 08

    This is great work. Don’t know much about BNP other than my quick Google search but sounds like “KKK” sentiments. At any rate, your work has captured the passion and immediacy of the moment. Photography at it’s best…..well done!

  4. one way photo says on 1 Dec 08

    Wonderful set of images here… really good job! Great that you got both sides of the demo, too. You were very brave shooting BNP members… I’ve had close scrapes with them myself in the past. Great photojournalism, wouldn’t look out of place in a Guardian magazine picture-story.

  5. Pradeep says on 1 Dec 08

    Wow!! Those are some shots!! Awesome tension! Really must have been intense. Great shots :)

  6. martin_d says on 7 Dec 08

    nice series. delivers “being-there-feelings”.
    (and shows me that i’m using my wide angle lens for the wrong things haha)

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