"This was a group of so-called alt-right protesters who decided that a socialist bookshop, which stocks radical literature and working-class history titles and provides stalls for national trade union conferences, was a legitimate target for violence."
If this kind of shit doesn't wake up people, then nothing will. Fascists attacking books is the last step before fascists attacking people.
we have had this before in London too *and* fascists attacking real people as well.
As recently as early 1990s, when I was a teenager and living in London, I had to literally watch my back in the areas I lived in. (I am not white skinned btw)
I'm not overly paranoid/frightened about it as I've lived through such times before, but its disappointing to see my country sliding back 25-30 years like that..
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!