This PC Telegraph article notes an “Asian,” i.e., Muslim, attack on a poppy seller, and then dutifully adds, “Yobs also hurled abuse at two Asian girl cadets.” This is just window dressing. In Britain, Islamic supremacists hurl abuse at returning British troops, and are the only reason why poppy sellers are in any danger.
“Royal British Legion minders for young poppy sellers,” by Andrew Hough in the Telegraph, October 21 (thanks to Yaffle):
Poppy sellers will receive protection from Royal British Legion “minders” for the first time after a spate of attacks last year in which volunteers were verbally abused and spat on.
The unprecedented security will be provided for young Army cadets in Bradford, West Yorks, after the attacks on teenage collectors.
The security chaperones will accompany the volunteers, aged between 10 and 17, amid concerns many are now too frightened to participate in fund-raising efforts.
From this week they will be shadowed by motor enthusiasts from the Legion’s Riders branch, many of whom are former members of the Armed Forces, following the series of incidents last year.
Those attacks left the local Legion branch horrified and forced Army officials to visit schools to stress the need to honour the fallen and overcome cultural barriers.
In one incident, a 13 year-old Army cadet, Bethany Holmes, was spat at three times by a group of younger Asian boys while collecting for the first time.
Yobs also hurled abuse at two Asian girl cadets and two other sellers were sworn at in the city centre while one young poppy seller also had her tin grabbed from her shoulder.
“It [security] is something we need and it’s ideal because it would keep the cadets safe,” Barbara Allsopp, the Bradford RBL Poppy Appeal organiser, said last night.
The Riders is a branch of the British legion established in 2004, in which members include ex-forces motorcyclist ethusiasts [sic], who offer support to the poppy appeal.
Rod Walker, a spokesman for the Riders West Yorkshire, added: “After what happened last year we thought our job should be to support the branches….