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Nazis humiliated with tiny turnouts in Coventry and London

by Sadie Robinson
Issue No. 2515

Anti-fascists in Coventry

Anti-fascists in Coventry (Pic: Coventry UAF)

Anti-fascists humiliated Nazis from Britain First in Coventry last Saturday.

Around 20 fascists met miles outside the city after campaigners persuaded a number of venues in the city not to host their event.

Anti-fascists in Coventry

Anti-fascists in Coventry (Pic: Coventry UAF)

Meanwhile over 100 anti-fascists, including trade unionists and other campaigners, held an anti-Nazi protest in Coventry. The protest was called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Fascists were also outnumbered in London last Friday.

Fewer than 40 Nazis gathered at Downing Street—and up to 100 anti-fascists held a counter-protest.

It was later boosted by the arrival of a 100-strong Black Lives Matter protest.

Nottingham Unite Against Fascism has called a counter-protest to oppose the racist English Defence League (EDL).

The EDL plans to demonstrate in Nottingham on Saturday.

A statement from Nottingham UAF said, “We are opposed to any attempt by the EDL to spread their hatred and division.”

It added that the turnouts for EDL protests had shrunk dramatically since it launched in 2009 “due to the committed work of anti-fascists”.

The anti-fascist protest is backed by trade unionists, the local People’s Assembly, local councillors and Black Lives Matter. It assembles at 12 noon.

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