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.
Our analysis of the split in the FLA, plus report with photos of both factions’ demos in Birmingham on 24 March 2018.
Figures from a range of fascist and far right groups have set up a joint liaison group to coordinate activities and seek a “political direction”. They include key personnel from the FLA, former EDL leaders, hardcore nazis and a UKIP MEP.