Far-right protesters were forced to abandon their preferred location for a political rally in central London after being blocked from leaving a Tube station by anti-fascists.
Dozens of people gathered outside Holborn Tube station to oppose a demonstration by supporters of the Jobbik Party, which is accused of holding anti-semitic views.
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”.
Jobbik leader Gabor Vona, who is said to have links with the far-right British National Party (BNP), had planned to speak to expatriates at a venue in Camden, a day before Holocaust Memorial Day.
But after more than a hour stood inside the station behind the police officers, the Jobbik supporters retreated and appeared to return to the Tube platform.
Scotland Yard later confirmed that the event in Camden had been cancelled.
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