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.
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.
Several thousand racists, fascists and assorted Islamophobes took to the streets of Manchester on Sunday 11 June. The so-called “UK Against Hate” demonstration was the biggest organised by a fascist street movement in Britain for more than five years.