Thursday, April 26, 2018

No Nazis in South London 1977

This 'No Nazis in South London' poster dates from 1977. It calls for people to assemble for a demonstration on Saturday September 10th at Elephant and Castle called by the 'South London Co-ordinating Committee'.

This was a few weeks after the August 1977 anti-National Front 'Battle of Lewisham' but was not on the same scale. According to The Times (12 September 1977):

'Nine men were arrested at an anti-racist march by 1,500 people in south-east London on Saturday. Two policemen were slightly injured. It is understood that those arrested were counter-demonstrators. Two or them were juveniles.

The marchers, who included blacks and whites, passed through Walworth and Camberwell chanting : “Black and white united, will never be defeated.” About 30 young people walked alongside, taunting the marchers. The demonstration was organized by the South London Coordinating Committee for
Anti-Racist and Anti-Fascist Organizations. Speakers, who addressed a rally afterwards included the Bishop of Stepney, Dr Huddleston, the Bishop of Woolwich, the Right Rev Michael Marshall, the Bishop of Kingston upon Thames, the Right Rev Hugh Montefiore, and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, the Most  Rev Michael Bowen'.

Anyone know any more?

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