Supporters of a far-right Hungarian political party were blocked from leaving a Tube station today as anti-fascists protested against their planned rally.
Dozens of protesters gathered outside Holborn station in central London to oppose supporters of the Jobbik Party, which is accused of holding strong anti-semitic views and fuelling hatred against Jewish and Roma communities.
Police officers lined up at the entrances to the station and erected barriers to prevent clashes between the groups, as anti-fascist campaigners waving placards chanted "Nazi scum, off our streets".
Anti-fascists will today protest against a political rally being held in central London by a far-right Hungarian political party.
Gabor Vona, leader of the Jobbik Party, which is accused of holding strong anti-semitic views and fuelling hatred, is due to stage the event in Holborn this afternoon.
Unite Against Fascism have urged all anti-fascists and anti-racists to join today's protest.
It comes after London Assembly member and former Labour MP Andrew Dismore - who founded Holocaust Memorial Day - wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May demanding that Mr Vona be banned from holding the rally.
Jobbik say the event is a forum for Hungarian citizens ahead of a forthcoming election.
The Home Secretary has been urged to stop an extreme Hungarian nationalist party from hosting a gathering in London this weekend.
London Assembly member Andrew Dismore has written to Theresa May demanding that Gabor Vona, the leader of the right-wing party Jobbik, is banned from holding the event.
Mr Vona is meeting members of Greece's Golden Dawn party - who have openly expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler - and the British National Party in Holborn, central London, on Sunday, campaign group Hope Not Hate said.