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  • "I'm strongly opposed to the EDL, they're a horrible 'organisation', but I would welcome them laying the wreath and observing a minute silence to remember Mark Rigby's death. Obviously, being the EDL, they'll likely use the opportunity to spread hate too and in that situation a counter protest is fine but I actually feel a bit easy about the anti-facists picketing the wreath/moment of silence instead. Something about picketing a memorial of the death of someone who is, by all sane accounts, not guilty of anything just doesn't sit right with me. If I were them I'd set up a picket a little bit further down the high street. Plenty of opportunity to exchange heated words with the EDL on their way to the memorial. but far enough back to not end up inadvertedly picketing it.

    On a side not the photo in this article does a good job of making the EDL seem less like the thugs that they are, great job by the photographer for capturing what most thought was impossible."
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Protest planned at EDL wreath laying return

Gazette: Last year's protest Last year's protest

ANTI-FASCISTS are planning to provide vocal opposition to an English Defence League gathering in Colchester this month.

The EDL wants to lay a wreath and hold a minute’s silence on Thursday, May 22 to mark the anniversary of the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.

But opponents of the group are planning to meet on the same day to make their disapproval known.

See Monday's Gazette for more

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