YELLOW Vest organisers in the UK have issued a warning after groups attempted to hijack the official Yellow Vest movement.
Yesterday, Stand Up To Racism and a Bolton newspaper promoted a protest that claimed to be a ‘Yellow Vest’ event and then the paper branded real fed up and left behind working-class Yellow Vests as ‘Far-Right.’
The Biased Bolton News falsely claimed that the event was a ‘Yellow Vest’ protest and claimed “political groups in Bolton will join together to protest the local impacts of racism and austerity.” despite the event not being organised by the UK Yellow Vests, and with fake news being one of the issues being raised by the official group.
BN added: “Overall there’s been an increase in the level of racism that’s been experienced by people, especially Muslims. The far right have really targeted Muslims and I think this government’s policies have created a hostile environment for refugees and migrants.”
Then the biased outlet added a statement from Alan Johnson of the ‘Save Our NHS group’ and said: “Despite originating as an anti-austerity symbol in Europe, the yellow vests have been worn by UK protestors, including far-right groups campaigning for Brexit. However, Mr Johnson says the Bolton rally aims to be closer to the French rallies.”
The paper did not quote anyone from the official Yellow Vest movement.
Earlier this week James Goddard, who co-founded the UK Yellow Vest movement with Tracy Blackwell in December 2018 exclusively told Politicalite that: “The UK Yellow Vests are a group of British people who have had enough of being ignored and abused by the establishment and ruling political elite.”
James added: “There is no leader and they have absolutely no affiliation to any other person or political group.”
It is wrong for the Bolton News to link the Yellow Vests to the left OR right and the protest in Bolton on January 19th is not an official ‘Yellow Vest’ protest.
In a statement, the UK Yellow Vests said: It has come to our attention that there are certain people trying to hijack our movement.”
“We can not express enough that the Yellow Vests are not a ‘group’ with a singular objective
”They are people from all walks of life who protest together about many different injustices.”
“People who stand together against government corruption and lies.”
We have contacted the Bolton News for comment.