Police have barred a neo-Nazi rally scheduled for Saturday from taking place in Golders Green.

Chief Superintendent Adrian Usher of Barnet Police confirmed the demo would now take place in central London.

He told the JC: “It has been moved. We just need to make sure there are no legal loopholes.

“We have been trying to get the message out. The right-wing element have posted this out themselves. We want to be absolutely clear about what’s happening and what it means for the local community and for central London.”

He confirmed officers will still run an operation in Golders Green on Shabbat to protect the community and deal with protesters or counter-demonstrators who are unaware of the change in plan.

Metropolitan Police sources said the rally would now take place in Richmond Terrace, Whitehall. The protestors will be restricted to a static assembly for 60 minutes from 1pm to 2pm.

The Community Security Trust said it welcomed the decision.

“This will allow Jewish residents of Golders Green and the surrounding area to observe their Shabbat with integrity and dignity,” CST said in a statement. “And it sends a strong message of support for British Jews at a time when fears of antisemitism remain high.

“The neo-Nazis had sought to protest in Golders Green, as they have previously done in Stamford Hill, and as they plan to do in other areas with notable Jewish communities.

“We will not sit idly by when antisemitic neo-Nazis choose to spend their Saturday afternoons agitating against Jews in various areas of north London.”

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