24th August – Stop Tommy, Stop the Far Right

London Anarchist Federation

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The far right will be mobilising in London again on Saturday 24th August. On 3rd August they marched in central London, gathering outside the BBC to demand Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) be released from prison. Militant anti-racists and anti-fascists were there to oppose them, and London Anti-Fascist Assembly (LAFA) led a group of several hundred to directly oppose the fascists outside Portland Place. Groups of fascists who broke through police lines to confront the counter demo were chased away. However, the far right mob ran riot after the demo, shouting racist chants, hurling abuse at people of colour they believed to be Muslims, and attacking a demonstration being held by Sudanese revolutionaries.

Tommy Robinson and the far right will use whatever trick they can to stoke fear and hatred in the population. In the current climate they feel empowered and…

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