Race row erupts over British National Party-backed film

November 7th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 7(ANI): A British National Party-backed political film, which has been posted on YouTube, has erupted a race row for showing a British borough without a white person in sight.

The film sees the cameraman walking through the streets of the Del Boy territory of Peckham in south London, where he passes hundred of shoppers, workers and other people, but every one of them is black, Asian or from other ethnic communities.

Numerous racist messages pop up on the film, includes: “Spot the white man - immigration invasion” and “Ever felt like a foreigner in your own country?”

The clip also urges people to vote for the far right BNP, claiming the area is a “multicultural hellhole”.

Anti-fascist groups have demanded the film to be removed from the website and called for a ban on the “horrible racist video”.

“This is proof, if anybody needed it, that the BNP are lying when they say they are not racist,” The Daily Star quoted Weyman Bennett, Joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, as saying.

“The BNP are always trying to incite racism. This video pours hatred against black people and Asians,” he added.

Though, the party denied the 10-minute clip of being an official BNP film, but deputy leader Simon Darby said: “It’s a hard-hitting, topical thing that people will find funny. We are linking to it on our website.” (ANI)

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