Yesterday saw a large protest organised by the Labour-supporting People’s Assembly to “get the Tories out.” While the anarchist movement doesn’t tend to focus on party-based politics, autonomist-inspired Plan C called an Autonomous bloc for the day which saw libertarian-linked groups including Class War and Lover Activists get involved.
In a report back from the bloc, Plan C said today:
Our Autonomous Bloc took to the streets today as part of the #ToriesOut Demo. Between 70-100 Plan C members and friends formed a bright, energetic and fun bloc on the march. Spirits were high in general and people were quick to pick up our chants of “everything for everyone.” We gave out lots of leaflets, and spoke to lots of people, if you want to know more about us please get in touch.
As summer unfolds, and the Tory’s crisis deepens, it’s clear we need to double down on organising and supporting the struggles which are already happening, or soon to break out.
Solidarity without Limits – Everything for Everyone
Below, photographer Manos Simonides has kindly provided photos for a gallery of the day, which we’ve sprinkled with paragraphs from the original callout.
This isn’t as farfetched as it sounds — every time we are faced with a state of emergency, with terror and violence, from Manchester, London Bridge or at Grenfell — it is people, working together to provide each other with housing, food, donations and care that shows us that self-organisation is not only possible but already happening.
Taking control begins with the knockout. We knock them out by hitting them again and again. One demo won’t ever be enough but it’s the beginning of a new wave of struggles that breaks open what is possible.