Protestors took to the streets of East London on Saturday in support of free parties.
Over 2,500 people said they would attend the 'Freedom to Party' event in Shoreditch on Facebook.
Protestors gathered at Shoreditch Overground station from 2pm. The organisers, who go by the name Acid City, urged attendees to avoid violence beforehand.
According to the event page, the demonstration was inspired by a protest in Trafalgar Square on 27th January in 1990 against the introduction of anti-rave laws.
The organisers wrote: “As a new year is upon us it’s now our time as the new generation to take back our right in the underground scene. Fight for what we believe in, let the Tory government understand our movement and culture and reasoning behind why we LOVE the free party community.”
Last November, police clashed with ravers at the annual Scumoween rave held at Lambeth. According to police, eight people were arrested after six hours of skirmishes when hundreds tried to gain entry to the event.
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