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Published on Sep 1, 2012
The EDL were defeated in Walthamstow in September 2012. As well as the mass action including the sit-down blockade at Forest Road which forced the EDL to slope along back streets humiliated, several groups of anti-racists broke out. One party of around 400 surged out of a side street and occupied the EDL's rally point before they could get there. As witnesses report, EDL leaders Tommy Robinson and Kev Carroll reached the so-called rally point with a dozen or so supporters. The were humiliated by the size of the anti-fascist presence. Local youths successfully played cat and mouse with the police and continually harassed the EDL. The police announced that the EDL rally had been cancelled. At the end of the video, the vicar talks brilliantly about the red sea drowning the Pharaoh's gang. This important victory against nazis steadily became clear as the hours schlepped on. Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, said, "We came, we saw, we defeated the EDL. This magnificent alliance that brought together anti-fascists, trade unionists, faith and community organisations is a model that can defeat the racists."