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(en) Britan, Daily Fail: Hard left anarchists Class War target Foxtons in protest

Date Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:47:07 +0300


8 OCTOBER 2016: Class War Women's Death Brigade SHUT DOWN Foxtons' main office on Upper Street after three of their agents attacked Jane Nicholl during a peaceful protest (not against them!) a couple of months ago. Foxtons directly condone male violence in this case but it's also important to remember that the housing crisis, which they are involved in propelling out of control, is a gendered crisis. #parasites --------- Members of the Class War, a hard-left anarchists group, were seen protesting outside the offices of upmarket estate agents Foxtons in Islington today, 8 October 2016. ---- Anarchists hold demo outside branch of Foxtons which employed estate agents who brawled with protestors outside Boris Johnson's house Class War group hold protest outside Foxtons estate agents in Islington The Women's Death Brigade showed anger after assault charges dropped.

One woman claims she was left battered and bruised after three estate agents confronted the Class War protesters outside Boris Johnson's home

Full Daily Fail article here

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3828643/Hard-left-anarchists-Class-War-target-Foxtons-charges-dropped-following-street-brawl-estate-agents-protesters.html

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Anarchists hold demo outside branch of Foxtons which employed estate agents who brawled with protestors outside Boris Johnson's house
Class War group hold protest outside Foxtons estate agents in Islington
The Women's Death Brigade angered after some assault charges dropped
One woman claims she was left battered and bruised after three estate agents confronted the Class War protesters outside Boris Johnson's home

Members of the Class War, a hard-left anarchists group, were seen protesting outside the offices of upmarket estate agents Foxtons in Islington today.

The group, known for their 'Bash the Rich' events, called all women who are against ‘police collusion, corruption, and male violence.'

The demonstration, where women wore masks and held placards calling themselves the Women's Death Brigade and saying 'F*** Capitalism, f*** Patriarchy' was against Foxtons estate agents and Police following a brawl outside the London home of Boris Johnson in early July this year.

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Members of the Class War group arrived outside Foxton's estate agents in Islington today

The Women's Death Brigade were calling all those against ‘police collusion, corruption, and male violence' to join them

The protest follows a clash outside the home of Boris Johnson in July this year

As the Mail Online previously reported three Foxtons estate agents were sacked after brawling with the class war activists outside the foreign secretary's home.

The men were seen exchanging punches and grappling with hooded activists on the street in Islington as they became wrapped up in a protest.

It is believed the suited men were on their way back from a nearby pub after shutting the Islington branch of the firm early.

From noon today the outside of Foxton's building on Upper Street, Islington, was taken over by the women who also left stickers all over the building and handed out flyers that they claimed showed the injuries one of their activists sustained during the alleged fight in August.

Three Foxtons estate agents were sacked after brawling with the class war activists in July

Metropolitan Police confirmed today that the charges against one man have been dropped but two others face charges of assault of a police officer

But the anarchist group say this is not justice for one of their members who was 'attacked without warning'

Class War claim the three estate agents attacked a woman without warning, but the criminal charges against one of the men have been dropped, sparking anger towards both the company and police.

According to a statement on Class War's website: ‘On July 15 this year I was violently assaulted by a Foxtons Estate Agent who came with his colleagues to disrupt our demonstration outside Boris Johnson's house. I suffered concussion and was hospitalised with five stitches to the back of my head and severe bruising.

‘Although the attack is on video and shows the police watching me being pushed over and calmly ignoring this, the Crown Prosecution Service has decided to drop the case due to "lack of evidence".

‘Let's go on the offensive! We are not victims!'

The group handed out posters showing these pictures of the woman who said she was hurt in the fight earlier this year

The Women's Death Brigade also left posters on the side of the company's office in London

Foxton's previously said they had sacked all three men involved from their London office (pictured)

The video shows one of the men grappling with a protester and launching punches at the back of his head during the melee before police officers pile in.

At the beginning of the footage one of the agents, who appears to be drunk, can be heard shouting 'Oh Boris I love you' before wading through the crowd.

The camera then cuts to two men, one estate agent and a protester, scuffling before falling to the ground.

Both sides are then seen attacking each other as officers try to separate them.

Melee: Foxtons' estate agents brawl with Class War activists as they get wrapped up in a protest in north London

Activists can be heard chanting that the men are 'women beaters' although it is not made clear why.

The footage ends with then estate agents being surrounded police as the baying mob, which has let off a purple flare by this point, is dispersed by officers.

Previously a spokeswoman from the estate agents told the Evening Standard: 'We were extremely disappointed to learn of this incident.

'Foxtons absolutely does not condone this sort of behaviour.

'We pride ourselves on the professionalism of our agents and this isolated incident was treated with the utmost severity.

'Following an internal investigation, those employees found responsible are no longer working for the company.'

The Mail Online has contacted Foxtons today for an additional comment.

Patrik Aghabeh, 28, from Drayton Park, was charged with assault by beating and bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday, August 15.

Grip: One of the agents reaches out at one of the protester's during the clash

Clash: Police officers try to break up the violence

Dispute: A Foxtons employee gestures to protesters as he is guarded from the mob by police

Disruption: Activists let off a purple flare as police swoop in outside Boris Johnson's home

Ian Lewis, 68, from south Norwood, was charged with assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty.


Foxtons' employee Patrik Aghabeh, 28, pictured, was charged with assault by beating but the case against him has been discontinued

Simon Elmer, 49, from Brady Street, was arrested on suspicion of assault on police and has been bailed until later this month.

Today a spokesman from Metropolitan Police said: 'Two men who were charged following a demonstration on 15 July in Islington will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.

'Ian Lewis, 69, from south Norwood, was charged with assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty. He next appears on 25 October.

'Simon Elmer, 49, from Brady Street, next appears on 14 November.

'The case against Patrik Aghabeh, 2, from Drayton Park N5 has been discontinued.'

The Mail Online has contacted Foxtons following the protest today and is awaiting a response.
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