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How the battle of Lewisham helped to halt the rise of Britain’s far right

In August 1977, the National Front suffered a defeat from which it never recovered. But the day also saw a radical change in police tacticsThey began assembling shortly after midday, union jacks fluttering above their heads. By 2pm on 13 August 1977, 40 years ago, hundreds of rightwing extremists were ready to march through Lewisham in south-east London.Above them, on New Cross Road, vast crowds of counter-protesters had massed to prevent the 500 supporters of the National Front from marching.
How the battle of Lewisham helped to halt the rise of Britain’s far right
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How the battle of Lewisham helped to halt the rise of Britain’s far right
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How the battle of Lewisham helped to halt the rise of Britain’s far right
In August 1977, the National Front suffered a defeat from which it never recovered. But the day also saw a radical change in police tacticsThey began assembling shortly after midday, union jacks fluttering above their heads. By 2pm on 13 August 1977, 40 years ago, hundreds of rightwing extremists were ready to march through Lewisham in south-east London.Above them, on New Cross Road, vast crowds of counter-protesters had massed to prevent the 500 supporters of the National Front from marching.
It was at once a sight to make one shudder and to cheer; but in a brief second we were engaged once more in our own battle with only the unquenchable battle cry of the women to remind us that they still fought--"Rise slaves!" "Rise slaves!"
When at length her voice sank away from sheer exhaustion, he helped her to rise, and seated her on the chair; then told her quietly that he was quite determined.
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