It has taken a while, but now I can now bring readers the Photographic evidence of the disgraceful and outrageous scenes outside a Labour Party meeting.
I am wishing to identify those involved from these pictures. They are of variable quality but certainly clear enough to make those present identifiable. Already have Sajid Bostan identified. The balding heavy set guy, in pale blue white shirt with back to the camera from pic 3, was just a passer by.
I republish below, the original posting to remind readers.
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Rothpol has received this from a witness to events outside the Town Hall last night. Clearly alarmed by what she saw she felt moved to write:
Outside the Town Hall: Bullying and intimidation
I was walking past the town hall last night, and saw the most bizarre and unpleasant goings on. Four big Pakistani men surrounded a lone white guy in his sixties, shouting at him and stopping him go on his way.
They were encircling him and taking it in turn to scream insults at him; racist bastard. Lying f****r and so on and screaming at him when he tried to say anything. I wanted to help but to be honest I was scared.
He was obviously wanting to get away, but they worked like a pack of dogs, blocking his progress & still screaming at him. At the corner of the Town Hall building there was always one of the bullies blocking his path. I realised he was trying to avoid pushing anyone out of his way, and justifying their hitting him and claiming self-defence. He confirmed later that this was what he thought.
Eventually a couple of others in a group coming out of the Town Hall went to help him and someone pulled out a phone camera and took pictures of what was happening.
The white bloke shouts at one of those blocking the way “smile you’re on camera” and pointed to the bystander taking photographs. All of the assailants looked at the camera, then at each other, and moved away as quickly as they could, disappearing around the corner and out of site.
The white guy was clearly shaken and one of his mates suggested they go to the nearest pub. The guy agreed saying he was concerned that if they saw him go to his car they may well vandalise it later.
Being a slight acquaintance of one them I followed them to try to find out what it was all about, and tried to earwig the conversation. I still can’t figure out exactly what went on, but it seems the incident was a spill over from an extremely nasty meeting of the Labour Party’s Boston Castle Ward. Some Pakistani men who hadn’t previously attended Ward meetings turned up, and after some chaos, they started to verbally abuse and threaten the guy I’d seen on the street (I now know his name but don’t want help anyone who might still be planning to have a go at him).
The guy got up to leave the meeting and was followed by the gang I later saw abusing and bullying him.
I don’t know all the ins and outs of the politics here, but I got the impression that the bullies I saw are not nice people. Imagine my surprise when I found out they were Labour Party members abusing one of their own.
I know there were more who saw this and along with myself at least two offered to act as witnesses and presumably there are the photos taken by the bloke with the camera, plus potentially CCTV.