EDL holds far-right rally in Denmark to unite 'anti-Islamic alliance'
Source: The Guardian
Far-right groups from across Europe, including members of the English Defence League (EDL), are holding a rally in Denmark in a bid to set up "an anti-Islamic alliance" across the continent.
The demonstration in Denmark's second city of Aarhus is expected to draw anti-Islamic groups from countries including Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Romania, and Sweden.
The EDL, which has organised the rally, said it was not expecting large numbers – perhaps around 700 – but said the event signalled the beginning of a Europe-wide movement against the "Islamification of Europe".
They will contest the streets with a coalition of anti-racism groups who have organised counter-protests. The prospect of clashes has struck fear into some residents. Danish police are expecting thousands of anti-racism campaigners, and vowed to keep the groups apart.