MEMBERS of the English Defence League met in Colchester today to lay a wreath and hold a minute silence to mark the first anniversary of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

Anti-fascists, who claim the EDL are using his death for political gain, also attended to voice their opposition to the group.

The wreath laying took place at the war memorial outside Castle Park at midday.

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There was a high police presence in the town ahead of the event and protesters have been gathering at the site since before 11am.

Last year about 60 members of the EDL clashed with 150 protesters near the war memorial.


                                   A picture from last year's clash