While the biggest anti-BNP protest took place in Codnor town centre, smaller groups of 200-300 people blocked roads leading to the event, making travel there impossible. The festival is said to have been heavily disrupted, with BNP head Nick Griffin making a complaint to the authorities that his followers couldn't reach their festival.
The risk of violent confrontation was reduced by the incredible number of anti-fascist activists present, with BNP supports heavily outnumbered and repeatedly retreating. The protesters were well-organised, linking arms when presented with the risk of attack by neo-Nazis and police.
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