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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 01:45 PM
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EDL members arrested held near Cenotaph in London
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15697632

More than 170 supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) have been arrested outside a pub near the Cenotaph in central London, Scotland Yard has said.

They were at the Red Lion in Parliament Street, close to Downing Street and government buildings on Whitehall.

The EDL had said it would be in Westminster on Armistice Day to pay its respects to military personnel who had been killed or injured while on duty.

Police said the arrests were made to "prevent a breach of the peace".
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 03:35 PM
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1. Ugh. Especially considering that so many of the people remembered at the Cenotaph
were killed fighting against fascism.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 06:19 PM
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2. Guardian reports attack on Occupy LSX camp was thought imminent
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:47 AM
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3. Nice way to remember the folks who fought for freedom, dudes.
Wonder how many of these alcohol-fuelled Defenders of the Faith have ever been inside a church?

The Skin
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:44 AM
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4. Good to see the police picking on the right side for once
But strong pre-emptive action by the police does make me a little concerned...I noted the comment about rubber bullet before the tuition fees protest.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 10:13 AM
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5. They chose to kick off at the Red Lion pub in Whitehall
Edited on Sun Nov-13-11 10:22 AM by T_i_B
Given that there is an overbearing police presence on Whitehall at the best of times it was a monumentally stupid place in which to cause trouble as this sort of reaction by the police was inevitable given the location.

And that's probably the nicest thing I could say about the EDL. Monumentally stupid.
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