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Exclusive - protester's leg is broken on London anti-fascist march

Issue No. 2356

Amy on the London protest

Amy on the London protest (Pic: Socialist Worker)

Amy Jowett joined the Unite Against Fascism protest in central London against the British National Party.

But she ended up in hospital with a broken leg.

“It was an incredibly peaceful demonstration,” she told Socialist Worker. “I was on the protest with hundreds of others.

“I was kicked below the knee. I knew immediately that my leg was broken.”

Amy was taken to hospital and was set to have an operation as Socialist Worker went to press.

“I have a serious compound fracture of my leg below the knee,” she said.

“The doctors tell me they may need to put in a plates and pins, and I may also need a bone graft. 

“I might need more surgery in the future. I’m going to be laid up for at least eight weeks.”

Amy teaches English as a second language. She is not entitled to sick pay.

“I teach mainly immigrants and I came on the Unite Against Fascism march because I am worried about the rise of the far right,” she said. 

“We have to stop the racists and fascist British National Party.”

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