Far-right protesters have been accused of abusing Sikh volunteers as they tried to feed the homeless in Manchester.
Members of the Sikh Sewa Organisation said they had to flee from Piccadilly Gardens for “their own safety” after “EDL members” became “abusive” towards them.
The SSO provide meals for the homeless every Sunday in the same spot but were forced to move on to Stevenson Square after thousands reportedly descended on the area in a protest against Sharia law.
“Today after a very long time I have got angry and am disgusted by human behaviour. As per every Sunday our team went to feed the homeless in Manchester. Sadly our usual spot in Piccadilly Gardens was over run by the EDL mindless thugs and we had to scarper for our own safety, as they were becoming abusive to the volunteers. It became really scary for us,” the SSO wrote on its Facebook page.
“Our usual homeless crowd came to us saying they were starving so the volunteers decided to move to Stevenson Square. They continued there tirelessly serving food despite their own safety.”