Two small fascist groups marched in London, UK today. The fascists were outnumbered by antifa counter protesters. Cops protected the fascists and arrested several anti-fascists.
Originally published by London Anti-Fascists. Edited by Enough is Enough.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing them for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on.
After 5 years of activity, building up almost 1.7 million “likes” on there Facebook page, Britain First could only muster less than 120 people, most from outside London and bolstered by old school NF members. The EDL back in May 2013 mobilised upwards of 3,000 people in Central London after the murder of Lee Rigby, but could only manage 40 people today! Many from outside London.
Nothing illustrates the collapse of the far-right mobilising base than what happened today. It was pitiful. Britain First live in a social media echo chamber, that results in huge amount of funds for their leadership and security team and again points to it being a money making scam profiting from peoples insecurities.
There was no organised “right turn” after the attacks in Westminster two weeks ago, with the vast vast majority of society not falling for the opportunists of Britain First and EDL. They and their ideas have lost any credibility amongst a section of the population sceptible to nationalistic and reactionary ideas.
They might have the social media clickivism but anti-fascists still hold the streets.