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Fascists are not welcome here

09 August, 2018

Make Britain Great Again’s leader among group that stormed bookshop

• WE write to you as the three Bloomsbury councillors, shocked at the awful scenes at the Bookmarks bookshop, (Tariq Ali says Bookmarks ransacking marks shift in fascist tactics, August 9).

The attack on Saturday evening, in broad daylight, was a chilling insight into the rise of the far right in the UK and sadly something that we have been seeing on an ever more regular basis since the hatred whipped up by the Vote Leave campaign during the Brexit referendum in 2016.

Suddenly the far right, who progressives had been defeating from Barking to Burnley, are back with renewed voice and, of all places, in Bloomsbury a home to a diverse and international community.

We send a strong message of solidarity to the staff, customers and, equally importantly, our residents who had to endure this awful event. Fascists are not welcome in Bloomsbury, Camden or anywhere in the UK.

CLLR SABRINA FRANCIS
CLLR ADAM HARRISON
CLLR RISHI MADLANI
Labour, Bloomsbury ward

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