Local anti-fascists attempted to block the fash at the monument by holding banners in front of them. The fash proceeded to push anti-fascists before police moved in to drag them away. It was at this point that one of the activists was assaulted by police for apparently breaching the peace. She recieved cuts and bruises and was arrested on further charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. She is currently still being held, and it is not known if the charges are to stand.
We are asking for a phone blockade of the Newcastle police station she is being held at. If you can spare a few minutes, the number is 0191 214 6555.
Once again, today has shown the cops and fash working hand in hand.
COPS AND FASH = SCUM!