On 15 August 2015, National Action, a far-right group with racist and homophobic views planned to march through Liverpool, claiming that 150 supporters from the UK, Russia, France and Germany would be in attendance. Before attempting to march, the group had written to the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, warning that if they were stopped there would be a ‘weekend of ethnically-enriched chaos and mayhem’.
Prior to the march the Anti-Fascist Network, the largest anti-fascist network in the UK, organised a counter march in protest. Supporters were asked to assemble at St Luke’s Church, Liverpool at 11am. Simultaneously, ‘Unite Against Fascism’ also assembled its supporters on William Brown Street and the two groups marched to Lime Street Station where the National Action march was planned to start.
Hundreds supported the protests against National Action forcing the cancellation of their march without them even leaving the station.