The far right in Britain has mobilised its biggest ever demonstration. Around 15,000 people joined the “Free Tommy Robinson” demo in Whitehall, central London on Saturday 9 June. We look here at what the march means in the context of the fast-developing new far right movement in Britain.
A sudden escalation in far right and fascist street mobilisations has taken place in Britain over the space of just seven days.
The battle for control between two rival factions of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) looks to be largely over, after the demo called by the section aligned with former leader John Meighan flopped in Manchester last Saturday.
Thousands of racists, far right activists and fascists marched through central London on Sunday 6 May. We want to set this event in a wider context – how the far right is operating across Europe and America and how the event marks a new departure even from previous mobilisations by Tommy Robinson and the Football Lads Alliance.
Fascism and a Hungarian town: paramilitaries, vigilante border patrols and the man who would be Jobbik’s new leader
As I drove into the town the first sign that greets me reads, “Migrants NOT welcome here.” Further down the street there’s another sign: no mosques, no Muslims and no LGBT+ people here. Welcome to the town of Ásotthalom in southern Hungary.