The casuals have stated on their website that their next protests “will be bigger [and] will arrive unannounced and neither the police or the scum [anti-fascists] will know any details.”
The two groups have strong links to a variety of far-right and militant fascist organisations, and were established following demonstrations against returning British troops in Luton earlier this year. Both have attempted (despite links among their members) to distance themselves from the British National Party. Speculation among anti-fascists interprets the groups as a re-emergence of more militant fascism as the BNP becomes more institutionalised.
Their stated purpose is to “stop the enemy within,” namely “these people, whose [sic] agenda is to dominate Britain, and make it an Islamic State,” and the “politically correct traitors … who have brought us to this terrible state of affairs.”
How will Manchester respond?