On Saturday 15th August, fascists from across the UK will descend on Liverpool for the White Man March, which they hope will be the biggest explicitly neo-Nazi seen in this country in decades.
The first White Man March was held in Newcastle in March. Around 100 neo-Nazis marched through the city before burning gay, communist and Israeli flags, screaming “Hitler was right” and sieg-heiling at counter-protestors. Yesterday a far right demo in Rotherham took place, with a large proportion of attendees openly Nazi, and attracting about 150 people. The organisers of the White Man March are hoping to attract even more people to Liverpool.
The White Man March is organised primarily by members of neo-Nazi youth group National Action, but the march will also be attended by members of the Misanthropic Division, the North West Infidels, National Rebirth of Poland and the British Movement.
A lot of the supporters of these groups are loners making threats from behind their keyboards, but they do pose a physical threat and they will grow in confidence the longer they are left unchallenged. National Action supporter Zack Davies was recently found guilty of attempted murder after stabbing a Sikh man in a supermarket, and members of the North West Infidels have attacked anti-fascists and striking workers in Liverpool.
History has shown that Nazis need to be confronted head on, so they don’t have the space to spread their racist bile and grow in size and confidence. Given the chance, they will attack workers’ organisations, ethnic minorities, LGBT people and anyone else they perceive as their enemy.
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