Dudley Businesses Forced To Close Due To Anti-Mosque Protest

Heart's been told businesses in Dudley are losing out on hundreds of pounds because they feel they have to shut for their own safety when another anti-Islamic protest happens this weekend.

It's against plans for a so called 'mega mosque' in the town and comes after similar protest by other groups Britain First just over a month ago - and one by EDL in 2010.

All Football Fans / Firms March Against Islamisation are taking to the streets tomorrow (Saturday)

Local businesses have told us the frequent protests lead to Dudley becoming a "ghost town" because people don't wan't to visit.

One cafe manager claimed to have lost £800 worth of takings when they shut due to the Britain First march last month - adding he understood the term 'freedom of expression', but would prefer any marches to take place on Sundays when most businesses are shut anyway.  

Others told us the impact on trade lasts much longer than the business day itself - because people are put off visiting the town weeks after the marches take place.

listen to ‘Business Owners in Dudley speak out on anti-protest march ’ on audioBoom

 

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