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Thread #161296   Message #3834550
Posted By: Noreen
24-Jan-17 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
I HAVE read the whole thread, from the beginning, when it happened pfr.
What I meant was I have just caught up with the last few days' posts.

Several sides were dancing out in various locations in the city centre throughout the day with no problem, as they have done many times before.

Some local youths started to cause trouble, firstly with one of the Cotswold sides (not blacked up) then with the Alvechurch men. They wouldn't be reasoned with and one of the lads filmed himself saying "isn't this racist" at length- this clip was put on YouTube.
How this was picked up by the press is anyone's guess.

It became an issue, with police involvement, because a morris side were attacked (hats knocked off) threatened and subjected to very nasty abuse (after he'd turned his phone off) and prevented from dancing.