Left-wing activists chase far-Right protesters outside London bookshop – Daily Mail



A group of far-right activists were allegedly chased away from a rally showing support for a left-wing London bookshop which was vandalised by a mob of ‘mask-wearing fascists’ earlier this month.

Footage shows five men retreating from rally members as both sides exchange foul-mouthed aggressive rants.

‘We’ll kick you f****** off our streets every f****** time,’ shouts one woman in Bloomsbury, central London, near the Bookmarks store.

A group of far-right activists (left) were allegedly chased away from a rally showing support for a left-wing London bookshop which was vandalised by a mob of ‘mask-wearing fascists’ earlier this month

Footage shows five men retreating from rally members as both sides exchange foul-mouthed aggressive rants

The bookshop was targeted nearly two weeks ago by a group wearing ‘Make Britain Great Again’ caps and shouting ‘we love Trump’ as they tore items from the shelves.

The clip, filmed on Saturday, shows five men being ushered away from the bookshop by people who appear to be there for the demonstration.

As one of the supposedly far-right activists holds a red flag he is warned by a man that he will be in ‘f****** trouble’ if he doesn’t return it.

The allegedly left-wing activists shout: ‘Get the f*** out of here’.

Then after escalating yells, one of the members of the group who disturbed the demonstration, says: ‘We’ve got enough,’ and the men leave. 

‘We’ll kick you f****** off our streets every f****** time,’ shouts one woman in Bloomsbury, central London, near the Bookmarks store

Then after escalating yells, one of the members of the group who disturbed the demonstration, says: ‘We’ve got enough,’ and the men (pictured) leave

Vinnie Sullivan, who led the group to the rally, tweeted about the incident, writing: ‘200 chased 5 and not a scratch on us despite weapons and more.’

There is no indication that the group of men interrupting the rally on Saturday had any part in the attacks on the bookshop earlier this month.

Bookmarks in Bloomsbury, central London, said the store was targeted by a dozen far right assailants attempting to intimidate customers and staff just before closing on August 4.

Metropolitan Police officers were called at around 6.35pm to reports of a protest at the store. No arrests were made.

A second call was made ‘a short time later’ telling police the group had caused damage inside the shop. 

Bookmarks in Bloomsbury, central London, said the store was targeted by a dozen far right assailants attempting to intimidate customers and staff

Right-wingers attack the socialist bookshop Bookmarks in Bloomsbury on August 4

Police said an appointment was made for officers to speak to the complainant. 

A statement from the bookshop posted on Facebook read: ‘On Saturday evening around 6:45 just as we were closing, Bookmarks was attacked by around a dozen mask wearing fascists.

‘They attempted to intimidate staff and customers and to destroy books and materials.

‘Fortunately, no one was hurt.’

They added: ‘We will not let this happen! Never Again’, and said on Twitter ‘this is the true face of fascism. No Paseran!’.

The statement urged supporters to ‘send solidarity’ to shop staff, in a post that has been shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook and retweeted around 400 times.

No reports were made to police regarding the incident on August 11.