News just out that The Troxy Venue has cancelled the UK-IC event due to mounting public pressure. Well done everyone that phoned in and complained.
As reported in The East London Advertiser:
A controversial Islamic conference due to take place on June 20 has been scrapped by the Troxy. The Commercial Road venue was set to host ‘The Book that Shook the World’ but has changed its position after signing a council pledge. A spokesman for the Troxy said: “We recently signed up to the council’s No Place for Hate campaign and feel that some of the speakers have the potential to clash with the terms of the pledge.” Although none of the speakers due to attend the conference are on the government’s banned list, a number of complaints were received.
Some very quick back tracking by the Venue and Tower Hamlets Council! So will the English Defence League now cancel their counter-demo? And what about the UAF march? Who funnily enough didn’t really seem to know much about the speakers at the conference and didn’t want to hear about them either…