No to FLA says GMB trade union
14 May 2018

The far right group calling itself the 'Football Lads Alliance' (FLA) are holding a protest in Manchester on Saturday 19th May.  FLA protests have involved fascists such as EDL founder Tommy Robinson.


Saturday 19th May, 11.00 am

Please note new assembly point: St. Peter's Square, Manchester

Unite Against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism are holding a demonstration to show opposition to the FLA in Manchester on that date.

The mobilisation against the FLA is supported by:

GMB North West & Irish Region; Neil Smith, Political Officer, GMB North West & Irish Region; 16 MPs; 2 MEPs; Richard Leese (Leader of Manchester City Council); 40 Manchester City Councillors; Show Racism the Red Card, and others.

MPs who have signed the statement supporting the mobilisation in opposition to the FLA: Debbie Abrahams, Yvonne Fovargue, James Frith, Kate Green, Andrew Gwynne, Mike Kane, Barbara Keeley, Afzal Khan, John McDonnell, Liz McInnes, Jim McMahon MP, Jo Platt, Yasmin Qureshi, Angela Rayner, Jonathan Reynolds, & Jeff Smith.

Dan Hett, brother of a Manchester attack victim and co-founder of Survivors Against Terror, is supporting our protest against the FLA.  Dan has said: 

"The racist and Islamophobic Football Lads Alliance are planning on callously hijacking the anniversary of the attacks to march in Manchester.  No class.  No respect.  Not welcome."

Link to FB event page here: CLICK HERE

 The so-called 'Democratic FLA' - a split from the FLA - have now said that they will also be protesting in Manchester on Saturday 2nd June.  UAF and SUTR will be holding a protest against them on 2nd June, and we encourage everyone to join us on both 19th May and 2nd June.

 For more info please contact 0750 737 3609 or

GMB North West & Irish Region