Refugee supporters clash with far-right activists in Kent protests

Welcome event for asylum seekers near Folkestone turned ugly after up to 50 protesters chanted racist messages

More than 200 people gathered outside a former military barracks housing asylum seekers near Folkestone, to counter rising far-right activity against migrants.

Far-right protesters clashed with the police around noon on Saturday as they encircled the refugee supporters with vans. After the welcome event, around 50 protesters brandishing St George’s and the British flags marched while chanting racist messages.

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Source: The Guardian
Refugee supporters clash with far-right activists in Kent protests