North London Unity March

On Saturday a few of us took part in the North London Unity March, about which HSG have written this. Al Jazeera video coverage here, including a sighting of myself. Not sure the claimed 3000 is very realistic (I’d have said around 1000, maybe 1500, though I’m rubbish at estimating numbers – very impressive on such short notice in any case). It wasn’t quite as community-wide as I’d have hoped, with a definite under-representation of black Londoners. Nonetheless, there was – as HSG say – a decent cross section of our neighbouring communities (Hackney and Haringey). While the banners and chants mostly originated with the left (and at that, mostly SWP) I don’t think that was the case for the marchers, many of whom had turned up to show community solidarity. In the interests of disclosure I was carrying my Coalition of Resistance placard. Some photos below.

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