Far right groups English Defence League and Casuals United were beaten back from marching by Birmingham citizens and anti-fascist organisations on Saturday 8 August.
A counter protest called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) was surrounded by police from the start, but after one individual (pictured above) stormed in and goaded the Asian and Muslim youth protestors broke through police lines and began chasing down the groups hurling racist abuse (pictured below).
The streets around Birmingham’s city centre descended into running street battles. Bricks and rocks were thrown by both sides. Those considered fascists were desperately outnumbered, both by local youth and riot police.
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