London neo-Nazi rally overshadowed by counterdemonstration
A neo-Nazi rally held in central London was dwarfed by a large counterdemonstration staged by Jewish and anti-racism groups.
About 25 neo-Nazis demonstrated Saturday against “Jewish privilege” and the “Jewification of Great Britain,” while about 200 counterdemonstrators chanted anti-Nazi slogans including “Nazi scum off our streets.”
Some 200 police officers secured the protest.
The neo-Nazi rally had been ordered to move by police from the heavily Jewish-populated Golders Green neighborhood of the Barnet borough. The neo-Nazis waved Palestinian and Confederate flags, as well as White Pride banners. They also had planned to burn Jewish books.
Earlier this year, the neo-Nazis demonstrated in the haredi Orthodox neighborhood of Stamford Hill.