English nazis attack trade union march


This Irish music video is Christy Moore, The Ballad of James Larkin.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fascists target James Larkin march

a march to commemorate Irish trade unionist James Larkin (born in Liverpool, England)

Sunday 22 July 2012

Hundreds of police had to be deployed in Liverpool on Saturday after the annual James Larkin march came under attack by fascists, writes Paddy McGuffin.

Merseyside TUC president and anti-fascist campaigner Alec McFadden told the Star that about 400 marchers had attended the annual event, which he described as hugely successful despite attempts by members of the English Defence League and other right-wing groups to cause trouble.

The march, organised by the James Larkin Society, was billed as an anti-racist event but Mr McFadden said that right-wing groups had tried to claim that it was a pro-IRA event.

He maintained: “Today was all about celebrating one of the main trade unionists, James Larkin.

“The theme was against racism and fascism.

“The people of Merseyside succeeded in having a trade union march and rally in opposition to racism and fascism.

“What shocked us was the number of people who came from outside Merseyside with the idea it was something to do with the IRA. It wasn’t.”

Police arrested 23 men and three women for minor public order offences.

See also here.

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