They couldn’t even stop traffic
PUBLISHED: 16:28 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:42 25 August 2010
MEMBERS of the National Front failed to gather support for a town centre march celebrating St George s Day.
MEMBERS of the National Front failed to gather support for a town centre march celebrating St George's Day.
The walk from Eltham station to New Eltham station via Eltham High Street and Footscray Road at 1pm on Saturday, April 19, took 40 minutes, guided by police.
High street traffic did not need to be stopped for the march as the NF's turn-out was so low.
A Greenwich police spokesperson said: "We were expecting a significant number of attendees but only 17 turned up.
"Police were in place to assist with the march and provide reassurance to the public."
According to Indymedia.org.uk, the march was the most "pathetic NF demo ever".
Funny that, we thought all NF marches were pretty pathetic.
Blogger Guido wrote: "The locals reacted to the spectacle with either indifference or amusement.
"Anyone who heckled the parade was surrounded by bored cops who really did have nothing else to do as they outnumbered the boneheads they were babysitting by about 5-1.
"This whole thing would be comical had the police not spent around 30 grand of our money to make it happen...