- Category: Fighting Oppression
- Published on Sunday, 22 June 2014
- Written by North London Antifascists
Republished from North London Antifascists
A peaceful protest will take place in response to the fascist violence in Tottenham:
Monday 23rd June, 6pm
Tottenham Green Town Hall Approach Rd, London N15 4RY
Yesterday, Saturday 21st of June, there was a licensed community event in Marksfield Park, Tottenham. Unknown to the locals, police, and indeed us, a small, extreme nationalist Polish group, Zjednoczeni Emigranci (literally translated as United Immigrants, referred to in this post as Z.E.) had also planned an event nearby. Taking the peaceful community event by surprise, Z.E. launched an unprovoked attack, hurling verbal abuse at locals, intimidating the children and families that were present, before turning to physical violence. Footage from the community event shows Z.E. launching rocks and flares at the crowd. In this shocking turn of events, one local was stabbed and at least one fascist was arrested. (update: the stabbed man was released from hospital after receiving treatment for superficial wounds).
It goes without saying that we, and the community of Tottenham and North London as a whole, strongly condemn the attack by Zjednoczeni Emigranci. Z.E. are a relatively small but hardcore group, their social media pages show racist and neo-nazi imagery, and they have close ties to football hooliganism in Poland.
Any fascist group should be opposed, however Z.E.’s actions yesterday highlighted this group in particular as being particularly abhorrent. North London Antifascists have decided to take a strong stand against this, we urge anyone who notices Z.E. graffiti, stickers, or planned events to get in contact with us as soon as possible. We will not stop until every piece of Z.E. graffiti and stickers are removed or covered up, and their events so opposed by antifascists that they are forced to abandon them. We are actively monitoring Z.E. on social media and if they dare to try to intimidate the communities of North London again we will be there to oppose and stop them.
North London Antifa