Labour activists in their 70s attacked and left with broken bones in two vicious assaults

Police: Let’s hope our law guardians track down the culprits quickly.

It’s bad enough that Tories think they can get away with lying to the electorate; now it seems they think they can beat their opponents up with impunity.

Or am I jumping the gun by concluding that the attacker who threw a 70-year-old woman over a car – breaking her ribs in the process – while shouting that she was a “Marxist” and a “Trotskyist”, amid a torrent of other foul and abusive language, was a Tory?

Here’s Evolve Politics with the details:

On Sunday, a 72-year old Labour activist was left with a broken jaw after being punched in the face whilst campaigning in the Rotherham village of Hellaby.

Police have since arrested a 51-year old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

In addition to the attack in Rotherham, it has just been reported that a female Labour activist – also in her 70s – has been left with broken ribs after being thrown over a car bonnet and assaulted by a person screaming “a diatribe of foul and abusive language” at them.

The latest attack occurred in Hertfordshire, and local police have said that whilst an enquiry is underway, no arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident.

Witnesses to the incident in Hertfordshire say that the attacker was female, and labelled the victim a “Marxist” and a “Trotskyist” before assaulting her.

It is also alleged that the attacker defaced a Labour Party banner before rounding on the victim.

The article notes that another witness to the attack blamed the right-wing media for stirring up anger and inciting violence against Labour activists, in a radio interview.

You can hear that interview for yourself in full here.

Have any party leaders gone on record to condemn these attacks?

Or will we see Dominic Raab wheeled on again to say “nobody gives a toss” and that it’s all part of the “cut and thrust”?


Source: Two Labour activists in their 70s have been attacked and left with broken bones in separate vicious assaults | Evolve Politics

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  1. Jeffrey Davies November 26, 2019 at 7:06 am - Reply

    A lot of the peasants read news papers TV radio all you hear are lies darned lies by those who control them yet how can the peasants listen to these but many do our governments got many fighting amongst ourselves through it our only hope is a labour government lead by Corbyn

  2. trev November 26, 2019 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Good grief. Sounds like the actions of a Far Right screwball, like that guy who drove a car into anti-Nazi protesters in America a while ago, but these people don’t exist in a vacuum, they are influenced by those in power and the Rightwing (often racist) anti-Left rhetoric being spouted. Best wishes to the lady concerned.

  3. Robert Campbell November 26, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Correction: one of the incidents took place in Herefordshire, not Hertfordshire.

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