Socialist Worker

Liverpool resists the Nazis

Issue No. 2493

Around 500 anti-fascists protested against a small group of fascists in Liverpool last Saturday.

The North West Infidels (NWI) had claimed it would protest in Manchester, then announced it would come to Liverpool the day before the protest.

Paul Jenkins, a local Unite Against Fascism (UAF) activist, was on the counter-protest.

He told Socialist Worker, “The anti-fascist turnout was great, with around 500 people throughout the day.” He added, “The Nazis were small, about 150, but very nasty. They were openly sieg heiling and they daubed swastikas on St George’s Hall.”

Student Abbie James was seriously injured after being hit in the head after Nazis threw missiles. Abbie said she was in the area by chance when she was hit.

“The protesters on the steps, wearing the black masks, were all cheering as I was carried out of the crowd with blood all over my face,” she said.

A UAF rally in Manchester went ahead on the day, with around 100 people.

Meanwhile people in Luton kicked over a stall set up by Britain First thugs, and shoppers gathered to oppose the Nazis.

Anti-fascists also mobilised against a United Patriots demo in Walsall.

Join the Unite Against Fascism protest against a National Front march in Swansea on Saturday 26 March. Go to facebook.com/events/1717026545198137

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