Pegida march: Newcastle MP says event will incite Islamophobia

Police block counter-demonstrators in Leipzig.

An MP has called for members of a controversial protest movement to be banned from travelling to the UK ahead of a march in Newcastle this month.

Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, has written to Home Secretary Theresa May, urging her to consider the impact Pegida’s proposed march on February 28 could have on Islamaphobia in the country.

She has asked the Home Secretary to consider excluding non-British citizens from the UK if it is believed they could be travelling to the country to take part in the protests.

In the letter, sent on Monday, she said: “Could I ask you to set out in principle whether inciting Islamaphobia is considered ‘conducive to the public good’, what factors you would take into account before making such a decision and whether Pegida is recognised as an organisation inciting Islamaphobia?…

In today’s UK, where free speech and freedom to demonstrate is dead, this is how it will end: police state.