In late May the local Council of Rotherham, in Northern England, has asked the Government for special powers to have protest marches by "extremist groups" in the city outlawed.
Rotherham has been one of the places in England hit by Muslim paedophile gangs.
For 20 years, Muslim rings have been grooming White girls for sexual exploitation, totally undisturbed by police, social services, politicians and media. After the continuous cover-up became impossible, at one point there were at least 54 active investigations on as many grooming gangs in Britain. Assuming that each gang may have had dozens or hundreds of victims over the years, possibly thousands of White girls have been abused, raped and even murdered in all this time.
Just because they were White - as the abuse had a racial and religious motivation -, and because the authorities didn't dare lift a finger against a minority protected by political correctness.
The ongoing scandal has generated outrage among that part of the population that, due to its geographical or social proximity to these crimes and the multicultural environment from which they originate, feels particularly affected by them.
Several street demonstrations have been organised by the English Defence League (EDL), Britain First and other organisations. Now Rotherham Council wants to ban the protests.
These had intensified after the publication of the so-called "Jay Report" last August, which revealed that "South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council had failed at least 1,400 victims of child sexual exploitation over a 16-year-period, with many of the main offenders being men of Pakistani origin".
A group of EDL demonstrators set up camp outside Rotherham police station from 29 August to 13 September, calling for the resignation of police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright, who had been responsible for children’s services at Rotherham Council between 2005 and 2010.
The reason adduced by Rotherham Council for banning the legitimate protests is ostensibly economic: the great cost involved in policing both them and the Left's counter-demonstrations, and the "blighted" image of the city, with consequent loss of town centre shopping and business.
At the end of the local newspaper article reporting on this, someone left this comment:
Rotherham was blighted by the systematic abuse of hundreds of young girls over 16 years,demonstration are a symptom of that blight ,where do these idiots that are running Rotherham Council on huge inflated salaries paid for by the taxpayers come from.Other comments echo similar feelings.
Only last week Bradford Police have charged "14 men and a 16-year-old male from Keighley with sex offences relating to rape and sexual abuse of a child under 16", alleged to have occurred in 2011-2012. The accused all have surnames like Hussain, Ali, Mahmood, Ziarab, Iqbal, Khan.
The local press has been alone in reporting this news, with the national media ignoring it.
Can banning protests deriving from a justified feeling of offence be the way forward?
And why is the cover-up, at least on the part of the media, apparently still going on?