Anarchists arrested after clash with BNP activists in East End
Missed this at the time:
SIX anarchists were arrested in a street fight after they discovered BNP activists had duped a vicar into letting them use his church hall for a rally by saying it was a “book club” meeting.
The six were part of a group of about 30 supporters of the Antifa anti-fascist group who had been lying in wait for the British National Party in Bethnal Green on Sunday.
The anarchists had found out that some 40 BNP members, including former Millwall councillor Derek Beackon, were staging a strategy rally in the church hall of St John on Bethnal Green.
They tipped off the rector, the Rev Alan Green, who had been told by the person reserving the hall it was for a “book club” discussion.
When Mr Green called the group and asked them to leave, the BNP refused.
The vicar then called the police.