Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lewisham '77

This year sees the 30th anniversary of an event that was extremely important for South East London and for the story of race and policing in the UK as a whole: the "Battle of Lewisham" during which thousands of militant anti-fascists and local people fought sought to stop the fascist National Front from marching from New Cross to Lewisham. Check the website of Lewisham '77, the group organising the commemorative events: Lewisham77.blogspot.com

Soundtrack to this post: Heaven 17's "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang"[mp3] from The Toaster Talks.

3 comments:

ModernityBlog said...

that brought back some memories

Renegade Eye said...

I decided give the fascists all their legal rights, as to demonstrate. Just let us have a bigger demonstration that chases them away.

Fiona said...

oh maaan they took a hiding.. i remember the punk rocker running straight at the nazis..ripping a union flag off of them and lashing into them with it..classic moment...