An anti-immigration protest in Croydon was easily outnumbered by large groups of counter-protestors amid reports of minor scuffles between demonstrators and police.
Dozens of counter-protestors, including climate activists, marched on Lunar House in South London in response to a much smaller protest against immigration being held on Saturday (September 4).
Photos and videos taken from outside Lunar House in South London show a large group of activists marching through the street in support of refugees being pushed back by lines of police officers.
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Police on horseback patrolled the protest alongside dozens of officers and a police helicopter.
Photos show the anti-immigration protesters carrying Union Jack and St George’s flags outside Lunar House, a Home Office-managed immigration service centre in Wellesley Road.
Dozens of counter-protesters were later filmed carrying a large banner through the streets which read: “Refugees welcome.”
The same group were later shown being pushed back by lines of police officers
Photos of the anti-immigration protest being outnumbered by counter-protesters have been widely mocked on social media.
One Twitter user said: “The f***ing size of the fascist protest compared to the counter-protest! Croydon telling those d***heads they’re not wanted.”
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The counterprotest was attended by Croydon Climate Action, who carried signs which read: “Afghan refugees welcome.”
Sharing a photo of three of its members, the group tweeted: “Three of our steering committee supporting anti-racism and proudly saying refugees are welcome here in Croydon and everywhere.
“I’m proud for my taxes to go towards supporting those fleeing from terror and violence. Racial justice is climate justice.”
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