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Anti-fascist rally outside City Hall

Anti-racism campaigners staged a rally outside City Hall on Tuesday in protest against the election of the British National Party's Richard Barnbrook to the London Assembly.

Anti-fascist rally outside City Hall
Drew McConnell
Drew McConnell from Babyshambles reads a message from Pete Doherty

The event was organised by the Love Music, Hate Racism campaign and attended by trade unionists and members of left-wing groups.

After a rally with speakers including Drew McConnell from Babyshambles – who read out a statement from frontman Pete Doherty – the protestors circled City Hall led by a samba band.

Campaigners chanted "Nazis out of City Hall – smash the BNP".

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