On Saturday. “Rage against Racism” – An all day Event at “The Well” (Chorley Street, Leeds) with ‘The Oppressed’ headlining.
It was attacked around 2.30pm by a group Claiming to be The EDL. During the week leading up to the event, posts were made on the Rage Against Racism Facebook page regarding turning up to the gig.
During the attack, the homosexual lead singer of the Oppressed Roddy Moreno, who at the time was changing into his "skinhead" costume for the evening, was physically and verbally abused by two children who were accompanying the EDL mob.
A press statement released by Roddy quotes him as saying "it was a very scary incident, I had just taken of my sneakers to put some big boots on and they attacked, I screamed and screamed but nobody came to help me! I was within an inch of loosing my life when one of the attackers fathers picked up the girl and carried her off, it was a very scary affair!"
When the police quizzed the security present at the time on why they didnt come to Roddys aid, they replied; "we didnt know he was in trouble, he often has little boys in his dressing room and thought the screams were nothing out of the norm although in hindsight it was odd he had a little girl".
Despite suffering a broken nail and having his make up bag crushed, Roddy valiantly still went on stage and played the gig to an assorted crowd of students, gays and local care in the community supporters.
The fash will never stop me shouted Roddy defiantly as he steamed into a cover of the Scissor Sisters hit "I dont feel like dancing", just like a real skinhead!
There is a forgotten word - nay almost forbidden, that means more to me than any other, that word is - England.