Local councillors, the Labour mayor of Preston and local trade unionists have signed a statement against the EDL.
EDL supporters retreated to an Asda carpark to put leaflets on car windscreens.
They were chased off again and their leaflets replaced with UAF ones.
UAF, the Indian Workers Association (GB) and Sikhs in England have launched a joint statement calling on Sikhs to shun the EDL.
Balwindar Singh Rana, spokesperson for UAF, said, “The Sikh youth have to realise that today it’s the Muslims and tomorrow it will be all of us, black and Asian, Hindu and Sikh.”
UAF is sending a delegation to join an anti-racist protest. For details phone 020 7801 2782.
They could only rustle up 150 supporters though.