Violent scenes have erupted in central London as supporters of the right-wing Democratic Football Lads Alliance clashed with police and rival demonstrators during a march and one told officers: ‘I’ll kill you’.
Hundreds of Football Lads protesters marched from Park Lane to Whitehall – with one of them seen making a Nazi salute – before some of them began to push through police escorts and chaos ensued.
Many could be heard chanting ‘Whose streets? Our streets?’, as the group marched down Pall Mall on Saturday afternoon in one of their largest demonstrations so far.
Organisers said they were protesting ‘returning jihadists’, ‘thousands of Awol migrants’, ‘rape gangs and groomers’, and ‘veterans treated like traitors’.
Vans and riot officers had to separate a rival crowd of counter-demonstrators, many of them masked, who shouted: ‘Nazi scum off our streets’ at the DFLA in clashes near Trafalgar Square.
Police were at the scene trying to contain the violence that followed the silent march from the far-right group in central London
The Democratic Football Lads Alliance clashed with a counter demonstration organised by Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism
Counter protests organised by Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism were also seen at the march clashing with members of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA)
Anti-fascist demonstrators protest against a rival march by the Football Lads Alliance march in London, Saturday, October 13
Scores of police on foot and on horseback were at the scene trying to control the increasingly hostile crowd, with many receiving threats from demonstrators
The DFLA claim to oppose all forms of terrorism and extremism and stand up against grooming gangs up and down the country
Dozens of demonstrators could be seen fighting with officers, with one seen threatening a baton-wielding policeman and screaming ‘I’ll kill you’.
Several hostile-looking men had to be held back from joining in the fighting by their friends.
Police on horseback and wearing riot gear tried to control the swelling groups with police vans trying to block the violent demonstrators in.
Prior to the event they posted: ‘From the establishment, the Media and the far left returning jihadists, veterans treated like traitors, thousands of AWOL migrants, Dickens dossier on the establishments paedophile ring, rape gangs and groomers.