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A freelance photographer who was savagely attacked during disturbances in Dover on Saturday 30 January, has condemned far-right groups for causing the violence in the town.

His attacker, Peter Atkinson from Liverpool, received a sentence of seven years for Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent at Canterbury High Court on Monday 23 May.

The disturbances broke out after far right groups including the English Defense League, National Front, South East Alliance attempted to march through Dover in a demonstration against immigration.

The photographer was badly injured in the attack and required surgery involving plates and pins to reconstruct his elbow and arm.

The photographer said:

“I welcome the sentence of  7 years handed to Peter Atkinson today. His attack on me was unprovoked, brutal and cowardly. It took place while I was going about photographing a public event. The sentence is fair and reflects his intentions and the impact of his actions on the day.

“Journalists have long been a target for far-right thugs. Abuse, threats, physical and sexual assaults against members of the press have become all too frequent. They see us as legitimate targets and believe they can abuse and attack us without consequences. They need to think again.”

“I made it clear in the statement I gave to the police that I witnessed no violence until the far-right groups broke past police lines and began hurling bricks and bottles at what was a peaceful counter-protest. I hold the far-right groups who attended Dover on the 30th January fully responsible for the violence.

“Among them were supporters of the English Defense League, National Front, and Combat 18.

“These groups care nothing for the issues they protest about. They don’t give a damn about truckers but want to use them to demonise refugees. They don’t care about child sexual abuse unless they can use it to demonise Muslims. Many would even welcome a Paris style attack in London because they believe it would fit their own agenda. These groups offer nothing but hate and violence.”


On Saturday April 2 groups of neo-Nazis marched against refugees in Dover, while the Kent Anti-Racism Network organised a peace convoy to take supplies from Dover to Calais. Last time the neo-Nazis marched there were many violent incidents. This time it was different…




Shock news. The famous Nigel Farage who once had hordes flocking to his meetings across Thanet could barely muster a knot of UKIP diehards in Ramsgate on Saturday. One ex-UKIP supporter said she’d seen more UKIP councillors go in than local voters.

The meeting was called in a desperate attempt by the Kippers to shore up their vote for the Newington by-election on Thursday. Unfortunately the party is hampered by a widespread belief that the Kippers cynically reneged on a promise to reopen Manston airport which they only made to grab people’s votes.

Oh that and a candidate who is so disliked internally that even one of the leading Kippers, Trevor Shonk, Mayor of Ramsgate, has declined to canvass for him.

Far right hard lads, including at least one member of the fascist, racist National Front, turned up to act as bouncers for the Farage meeting. To his credit UKIP’s Martin Heale told them they weren’t wanted.  But when a Thanet Watch reporter asked Martin whether he thought the Front had changed since he was a member back in the 1970s, most surprisingly the voluble Mr Heale didn’t have an opinion…


Saturday April 25 2015: ten members of the Kent National Front attack four members of anti-UKIP campaign group Thanet Stand Up to UKIP, on Broadstairs seafront. This is their edited footage. The attack follows a meeting held by Nigel Farage the night before which some of the National Front people attended. In his speech Farage singled out Thanet Stand Up To UKIP for special criticism. The National Front members also attacked Labour Party canvassers.