The defendant SP, represented by Archangelo Power, was cleared in less than 1 hour by a jury. SP and 22 others were all said by the Crown to be prominent “ANTIFA” (Anti Fascist Members), who were charged with a conspiracy to cause violent disorder against neo-nazis on Welling train station on the 28th March 2009. The prosecution case in the 2nd trial, (7 persons already having been convicted in the 1st) was that the defendants had gone to Welling intent on violence against a neo-nazi group known as, “Blood & Honour” (who it is said were promoting nazi socialist ideals through their music) at a public house in Welling. On realising that the pub was too full, the Crown’s case was that the 23 returned to the train station and lay in wait before attacking two nazis. The whole incident was captured on CCTV. Notwithstanding this and extensive telephone evidence, which was used by the Crown in order to prove association, the jury roundly rejected the Crown’s case in less than 1 hour.
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