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Far-right Hungarian rally planned in London

Anti-fascists will today protest against a political rally being held in central London by a far-right Hungarian political party.

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Far-right Hungarian rally planned in London

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.

"UAF has played a central role in driving back fascism in Britain. Jobbik's fascist hatred has no place in a modern society here, or in the rest of Europe.

"Wherever fascists have a presence, racist, anti-semitic and Islamophobic attacks increase.

We call on all democrats to reject Jobbik this Sunday."

– Sabby Dhalu, Unite Against Fascism

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.

"This is a forum for Hungarian citizens. This is not to do with anyone else.

"There are lots of Hungarians living in London and the election is coming up in Hungary."

– Jobbik Party spokeswoman

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