Swastika on British parliament in protest against far-right

3rd May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Campaigners against the far-right in Britain Monday projected an image of a swastika on the side of parliament, amid fears extremists could be voted in at this week's general election

The anti-fascist group, the EMMA Trust, beamed the picture of the red and white swastika onto the Houses of Parliament alongside the phrase: "Decision Time. Keep the far-right out."

"The rationale behind this projection is to protect this iconic building that is the bastion of our democratic values around the world against the invasion of the far-right," said a trust spokesman.

The far-right British National Party (BNP) is fielding about 330 candidates in Thursday's vote.

It made gains in elections to the European Parliament in June last year, with two of its members -- including leader Nick Griffin -- winning seats in the legislature.

© 2010 AFP

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