London neo-Nazi rally overshadowed by counterdemonstration


(JTA) — 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 moved 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.

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