• Vice
  • Jan 01 1970
  • WVGA

Left Hook: Anti-Fascist Self Defense

Every week in a secret location in Brighton, a group of hunt saboteurs, antifascists, students and other left-wingers spend a few hours teaching each other how to defend themselves at anti-fascist demonstrations or when out sabotaging hunts.

Left Hook is one of the longest running anti-fascist self defense clubs in the UK, taking inspiration from similar initiatives in Germany, Poland, Italy and Greece. Over the past few years other clubs have popped up across the country with similar missions – if you’re going to attend an anti-fascist demonstration, make sure you know how to protect yourself and others if confronted.

Since the Brexit vote in 2016 there has been a dramatic rise in hate crime incidents and far-right terrorism, making the training taking place at Left Hook all the more necessary for those willing to stand against racism.

Practicing a mix of boxing, Muay Thai and MMA techniques, Vice travelled down to Brighton to see the training firsthand and hear from those taking part.

WATCH NEXT: Inside America’s Largest Right Wing Militia – http://bit.ly/2glqlan

Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE

Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos
Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com
More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v
Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice
Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice
Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice
Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz
Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0

Visit original source 🙂

Leave a Reply