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Leaflet produced by Tameside Anti-Fascist Committee , 1977.

In October 1977, National Front leader Martin Webster staged a one-man march in Hyde, protected by an estimated 2,000 police officers. A counter-protest was carried out by 20-year-old Ramila Patel of Bolton Asian Youth Movement, who walked in front of Webster carrying a placard that read (on the rear): ‘This man is a Nazi’. Ramila managed to walk about 80 yards before a policeman grabbed her placard and broke it in half.

This item was featured in Manchester Digital Music Archive's 'We Are Dynamite! Northern Carnival Against the Nazis 40th Anniversary' exhibition, held at Niamos (old Nia Centre) in Hulme in September 2018.

Co-organised by Geoff Brown of the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) and Bernie Wilcox of Rock Against Racism (RAR), the Carnival featured incendiary live performances by pop-punk superstars Buzzcocks and Steel Pulse, the UK's leading reggae band of the period. Support came from Moss Side reggae band Exodus (later X-O-Dus) and China Street from Lancaster, who had released a single on EMI called ‘Rock Against Racism’.

You can find out more in our online version of the exhibition here:

Special thanks to our funders Heritage Lottery Fund and Futura.

Thanks also to all our wonderful volunteers.
Artefact added : 3rd November 2018
by Abigail
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