Some 200 anti-fascists saw off around 40 Nazis from the National Front, North West Infidels and Combat 18 in Manchester last Saturday.
The fascists had hoped to protest in the city but a counter-protest was called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) to oppose them.
Speakers from the Muslim Association of Britain and Disabled People Against the Cuts were among those who addressed the UAF rally.
A few Nazis tried to break cover from a nearby pub but were unable to push their way into Piccadilly Gardens.
Fascists, including one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume, held flags and threw bananas towards black and Asian members of the rally.
But they were surrounded by anti-fascists and heckled and booed before double lines of police escorted them onto a hire bus and they were driven out of town.