One of the many antifascists arrested that day was John Bowden. In the weeks before the march, John had been involved in mobilising support for the counter-demo, and was arrested on the day for throwing a smoke flare at the NF as they lined-up to march from New Cross.
Last Saturday saw a commemorative event for the 30th anniversary of The Battle of Lewisham, with a walk along the route the fascists planned to take. As John Bowden was unable to attend the event himself, a supporter (also a veteran of the battle) spoke about John's role, and 'Free John Bowden' stickers lined the enitre route.
Police horses leading the march
Various crowds gathered around the march
At various points throughout the day, the march was attacked
Police try and disperse the crowds
Police violence: many people were injured that day...