Letter of the week: Danger in denying far right

https://www.newstatesman.com/2020/06/letter-week-danger-denying-far-right

I am a medium- to long-term reader who has never written before, but felt compelled to respond to your Editor’s Note in the last issue (19 June). Thank you for doing what so little of the mainstream media is doing and naming the far-right football hooligans who marred much of 13 June in London, Newcastle and beyond. Many publications have bent over backwards to avoid calling them anything but “counter-demonstrators” and to avoid the truth, which was evident in the chants and Nazi salutes in front of Churchill’s statue in London, and, bizarrely, that of Earl Grey, an abolitionist, in Newcastle upon Tyne. To deny that there were hardcore white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the far right at the core of the call for demonstration from the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, in these fraught times, is dangerous.

Letter of the week: Danger in denying far right

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