Search

Anti-fascist group to stage rally before EDL march in Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 11:46 21 August 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 29 August 2013

Anti-fascist activists are due to hold a public meeting next week ahead of a planned march through east London by far-right group the English Defence League (EDL).

London Antifascists are organising a host of speakers to appear at the event, set to be hosted at the Rag Factory in Heneage Street, Whitechapel.

Among those due to address the rally is Max Levitas, a veteran of the 1936 battle of Cable Street, during which members of the Jewish community confronted a fascist demonstration led by Oswald Mosley.

The meeting is scheduled for August 31, just seven days before the EDL march is due to go ahead on September 7. It is one of a number of marches the organisation is staging across the UK during this summer.

There have been strong calls from community leaders for the Home Office to step in and ban the march, but at this stage police are yet to apply for such a step.

The meeting is to be held from 6pm-12am on August 31.

Related articles

Latest East London News Stories

09:11

A woman from Millwall has been charged with the murder of Italian man Pietro Sanna in Canning Town.

07:00

A pilot scheme tackling street gangs and loiterers in the borough has recorded a 95 per cent success rate since its introduction nine months ago.

Three men are due to appear at the Old Bailey today charged with the murder of a father near the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow.

Yesterday, 11:13

An appeal to trace stolen jewellery with sentimental family value has been launched after a burglar was jailed when his DNA was found in a flat he raided in Shoreditch.

Tue, 13:32

Three men have been charged with the murder of a father who was shot and stabbed near the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow.

Mon, 14:27

A blaze has broken out in a construction site on the Isle of Dogs close to Canary Wharf.

Mon, 11:07

Police investigating the brutal murder of a father near the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow have arrested four more people.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

One man has been rushed to hospital after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Bethnal Green.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now