24 March 2018
Football Lads Alliance: Birmingham 

An estimated 5,000 people gathered in Birmingham for marches organised by the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) and the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) as a response against the threat of Islamic terrorism and grooming gangs in the UK.

The DFLA was also marching for Justice4the21, which supports the families of victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings.

The FLA chanted songs such as “England till we die” but were met with a chorus of boos from a huge crowd of opposition. 

The Football Lads Alliance was formed in 2017 by John Meighan, but was split into two seperate groups after a dispute between organisers. FLA spokesperson John Newey said they are group made of mainly “football fans” and a “peaceful organisation”.

Photos by Lucy Brown