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.”