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Neo-Nazi 'White Pride' group to rally in Manchester City Centre

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A neo-nazi rally is being planned in Manchester City Centre Saturday afternoon to mark ‘White Pride Worldwide Day’.

The event is expected to take place in Piccadilly Gardens at lunchtime.

Police are understood to be expecting between 50 and 70 people at the rally, which has been advertised on the English Defence League website.

Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester City Council council condemn the march.

All of Manchester will condemn the vision and hatred they are bringing to our city and having read some of the scandalous antics they’ve got up to in the past their presence here makes me sick to the stomach.”

– Pat Karney, City Centre spokesman told the Manchester Evening News

For the last two years the march was held in Swansea and last year saw Neo Nazi Darren Clifft jailed after he hung an effigy of a golliwog whilst dressed as a KKK member.

A spokesperson for GMP say they are aware of the march but that they respect everyone's democratic right to protest. They also said they would do everything to ensure the march proceeds peacefully.