Hundreds of people marched against UKIP in Margate today, Saturday 28 February. In one of the biggest political demonstrations in Thanet in many years, the march, called by Thanet Stand Up To UKIP, went to the Margate Winter Gardens where UKIP was holding its national conference. A small number of “Thanet Patriots” shouted at the demonstrators as they passed and police made an arrest. The march then continued to a rally where they were addressed by a number of speakers including local politicians. Estimates of the numbers taking part vary between 400 and 1000.