London: Anti-fascists organise against Neo-Nazi violence in Tottenham (UK)
On Saturday a group of Polish neo-Nazis from the group Zjednoczeni Emigranci (ZE – United Immigrants) attacked the small ‘Music Day’ festival in Markfield Park in Tottenham, North London assaulting a Jewish man and stabbing another Polish man. This pre-planned and unprovoked attack on a family music festival was carried out by a group of about 40 fascists and involved throwing glass bottles, stones and flares. Several other people were injured.
The individual who was stabbed purely through luck suffered only superficial injuries. One member of ZE has been arrested for religiously aggravated common assault in connection with the assault against a Jewish man.
After the end of the leftist ineffective & passive UAF rally, a group of around 100 led by the Polish anti-fascist group Dywizjon 161 marched up Tottenham High Road to Markfield Park and removed ZE graffiti and stickers throughout the area, replacing it with anti-fascist stickers and messages.
ZE have been gathering in the area of Markfield Park for some months, covering the area in their stickers and graffiti and holding large rallies of several hundred people in the park. Many local people, although aware of their presence were unaware of what sort of group they actually were.
Dywizjon 161 have called another demonstration for 3pm in Markfield Park this coming Saturday 28th. Anyone opposed to the presence of this group of violent racist hooligans in the area should make an effort to attend and show a united front against fascist violence.
PS. We at inthebellyofthebeast would like to remind people how this attack is a sign of the rise of fascism in Europe but also particularly in Poland where there has been upsurge in fascism in the last few years. As shown in the video below the annual Independence Day March on 11th November has become an extreme sign how out of control the situation has got there, with attacks upon squats (as shown in the video), anti-fascists and minority groups in the country. We must fight fascism wherever it rears its ugly head and stand side by side with our fellow anti-fascist comrades in Poland.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 3:38 pm and is filed under Anti-Fascist.