London Mayor candidate Tessa Jowell has expressed solidarity with the Jewish community as a month-long campaign against a planned neo-Nazi rally concluded with a show of cross-communal unity on Friday morning.
Ms Jowell was present as around 40 volunteers from grassroots group Golders Green Together turned out to decorate the area with green and gold ribbons.
Golders Green Together, the cross-communal initiative to combat the neo-Nazi rally in Golders Green, has reached more than 285,000 people with its “thunderclap” post, as supporters simultaneously broadcast a message of anti-racism across social media.
Seventy years ago, my parents were liberated from Nazi slave-labour camps. This is a sad anniversary for me. Although my mother and father survived the war, they both lost their parents, most of their relatives, and every single possession. Both were left with deep emotional scars.