A small group of neo-Nazis protested what they call the "Jewification of Britain" Saturday afternoon in central London.
According to TheBlaze’s Mike Opelka, who was on the scene in London to cover the event and provide the photos for this post, approximately 24 neo-Nazis demonstrated Saturday afternoon. However, their protest — during which demonstrators planned to rip Israeli flags and burn a copy of the Talmud — was soon upstaged by hundreds of counter protesters shouting down the handful of extremists.
The protest originally planned to take place in an area of London that is heavily Jewish concentration, but the protesters were forced to relocate after police feared the rally's location could result in "serious disorder, serious disruption to the life of the community and intimidation of others,” according to the Jerusalem Post.
Fliers promoting the event claimed that Britain has "allowed weeds to grow in the cracks of London" and it's "time to clear them out...for the future generations of White People."
The counter protesters shouted down the extremists on Saturday, calling them "fascist losers" and "Nazi sum" while yelling "off our streets." The low turnout of neo-Nazi demonstrators did not go unnoticed.
During Saturday's demonstration,the extremists marched with "white pride" and nationalist flags, according to the Mirror. Police were on hand to keep both protests from getting out of control.
As seen in one image posted to Twitter, the demonstrators waved a Confederate flag — the flag that has been a contentious issue in South Carolina ever since police say a 21-year-old white man murdered nine people in a historically black church in June.
Bernadette Jaggers, standing next to a Confederate flag, being out-shouted despite her loudspeaker. pic.twitter.com/lkBc6Kz2DX— Josh Jackman (@josh_jackman) July 4, 2015
"If this was anti-black, anti-gay, or anti-Muslim, this would not be allowed," a pro-Israel protester told TheBlaze.
"I think they're here for aggression," a man with a little Star of David on his face said.
The counter protesters carried Israeli flags and the Union Jack as well as handwritten signs reading "No to Nazis."