In St Peter’s Square, the former flag of the Soviet Union flew high.
Outside of a church and in a publicly managed area, the former flag of the Soviet Union, synonymous with Marxism and/or communism, was flying.
According to Wikipedia, the square is managed by Hammersmith and Fulham council in partnership with residents, which has risen questions to whether or not a former flag of an enemy of the United Kingdom was approved by the council.
Hammersmith and Fulham council is a majority Labour council, with 35 Labour councillors and 11 Conservative. Ironically, Google reviews give the council a 1.5 stars out of 5.
It is also worth noting that today is International Worker’s Day, which saw activity from the Revolutionary Communist Group, who were out in London promoting their “Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!” agenda.
The Revolutionary Communist Group works up and down the UK and has been present in many cities. It is noted by some Turning Point activists who have interacted with Revolutionary Communist Group activists before that they charge people for their merchandise. This is the new definition of irony.
The Revolutionary Communist Group also runs a newspaper to support their cause.
While the link between the Revolutionary Communist Group and the flag above Hammersmith is yet to be confirmed, it doesn’t take a detective to see a common thread between public and council managed square, labour council, workers day, and a day for active communists.