Thousands attend anti-fascist protest in London
anti-fascist protest in London
Around 20,000 people demonstrated in London on Saturday against the rise of racism and fascism, marching from Great Portland Street and rallying at Whitehall.
The march followed recent events in Europe, including fascist riots in Chemnitz, Germany, the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in the United States, and UK protests in support of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.
Contingents arrived from all parts of the country, with coaches laid on by trade unions and rally organisers.
Many who marched were politically affiliated, reflected in the large number of local Labour Party and union branch banners.