Monday, 27 July 2015

First Rock Against Racism Carnival (30/4/78)

More than 60,000 people marched through the streets of London on Sunday (April 30) in response to a call by the Anti-Nazi League, a new group which is determined to halt the political progress in Britain of the National Front, a right-wing party with racialist policies. The marchers gathered in Trafalgar Square with their banners, and accompanied by music groups they walked through the multi-racial East End of London, which was deliberately chosen because the National Front has been trying to make political gains there. The march and rally passed off peacefully, and ended with a free rock music concert in Victoria Park, Hackney
I was there. Old time Antifa action. The Clash headlining at Victoria Park. I marched practically all the way from Trafalgar Square with my late friend Mike Hart's son Stephen on my shoulders. If you don't know the story of  why RAR was formed thEn read this

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