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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 August 2017

Charlottesville solidarity

London Charlottesville protest 15 August 2017, photo Helen Pattison

London Charlottesville protest 15 August 2017, photo Helen Pattison   (Click to enlarge)

With only a day's notice, around 100 people gathered outside the US embassy in London on 15 August to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville anti-fascist demonstrators - one of who, Heather Heyer, was murdered by a neo-Nazi. Speakers from across the trade union movement contributed. A number of people in the crowd were from the US and were shocked at recent events there. Seeing solidarity being organised around the world was really impressive. Socialist Party members and our placards were prominent on the vigil. One passer-by gave 10 for a copy of the Socialist

Helen Pattison

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