Protesters clash as anti-fas­cist groups cam­paign against EDL

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News -

METROPOLI­TAN Po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rested six peo­ple as far right groups and anti-fas­cist groups protested in cen­tral Lon­don.

United Against Fas­cism (UAF) and United Against Ex­trem­ism (UAE) took to the streets on Satur­day as The English De­fence League (EDL) demon­strated from Vic­to­ria Em­bank­ment to Char­ing Cross sta­tion.

Po­lice con­firmed they ar­rested one per­son from UAE for breach of the peace and an­other for a public or­der of­fence while the group marched from St Paul’s Cathe­dral to Lon­don’s Bor­ough Mar­ket.

An­other per­son was also ar­rested for a public or­der of­fence within the foot­print of the demon­stra­tion.

Three peo­ple from the UAF were ar­rested for breach of con­di­tions as they protested at Vic­to­ria Em­bank­ment.

Ant-fas­cist cam­paign­ers stand up to EDL mem­bers (right)

Pho­tos: David Mir­zo­eff/PA Wire

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