Police presence ensures no disorder at EDL event

Police presence ensures no disorder at EDL event

Police presence ensures no disorder at EDL event

First published in News

Loud protests greeted members of a far-right group as they gathered in Colchester to mark the anniversary of a soldier’s killing.

The English Defence League (EDL) laid a wreath at the foot of the war memorial in Cowdray Crescent yesterday, a year after Lee Rigby died in London.

About 100 anti-fascist protesters also met at the memorial but, unlike a similar gathering last year, there was no serious disorder or violence.

The area around the memorial was patrolled by about 30 police officers, with reinforcements waiting in surrounding roads in case of any problems.

Supt Adrian Coombs, who led the policing operation, said: “The crowds were well-behaved and there were no issues and no arrests.”

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2:30pm Fri 23 May 14

Jack222 says...

Can the EDL be charged for the police presence?....
Can the EDL be charged for the police presence?.... Jack222
  • Score: -22

2:44pm Fri 23 May 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Jack222 wrote:
Can the EDL be charged for the police presence?....
It was'nt the EDL causing the problems
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Can the EDL be charged for the police presence?....[/p][/quote]It was'nt the EDL causing the problems Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: 17

3:44pm Fri 23 May 14

wormshero says...

Wasn't three articles on this complete non-event enough?
Wasn't three articles on this complete non-event enough? wormshero
  • Score: 3

7:59pm Fri 23 May 14

Doomflood says...

Jack we're already paying them with the tax you don't pay.
Jack we're already paying them with the tax you don't pay. Doomflood
  • Score: 10

9:09am Sun 25 May 14

Joeblogs63 says...

So did these lefty thugs bother to leave a wreath in Lee Rigby's memory, or were they only interested in shouting obscenities at the EDL? Had the EDL not been there then I find it very doubtful if they would have gone anywhere near the memorial. These leftist thugs go under the guise of 'anti-racists' yet you see nothing of them when Muslim preachers of hate are spewing forth their bile on our streets. When white people are attacked and killed by non white racists then where are they then?? If the Christian faith put forward the same totalitarian views that the Muslim faith has then you can bet that these paragons of virtue would be protesting outside every church in the land. Why aren't they taking issue with Islam's view of homosexuals or the suffering an animal goes through when it's ritually slaughtered, or with the fact that Islam views non believers as inferior??? Gutless, self-hating hypocrites. Puppets and useful idiots for those who would otherwise despise them. Cretins who would gladly see their own kind become a minority in their own land. When it comes to bigotry and hate then the EDL are mere beginners in comparison.

P.S. And when the EDL turned up to the trial of a Muslim sex gang that preyed exclusively on white girls, then guess who also turned up? Yep, the same leftist thugs - not to protest against the vile acts that the gang members had carried out against under-age girls, but to merely spout more obscenities at the EDL. They cause trouble and then, aided and abetted by a left wing media, blame it all on the EDL.

Yeah, you know who you are!
So did these lefty thugs bother to leave a wreath in Lee Rigby's memory, or were they only interested in shouting obscenities at the EDL? Had the EDL not been there then I find it very doubtful if they would have gone anywhere near the memorial. These leftist thugs go under the guise of 'anti-racists' yet you see nothing of them when Muslim preachers of hate are spewing forth their bile on our streets. When white people are attacked and killed by non white racists then where are they then?? If the Christian faith put forward the same totalitarian views that the Muslim faith has then you can bet that these paragons of virtue would be protesting outside every church in the land. Why aren't they taking issue with Islam's view of homosexuals or the suffering an animal goes through when it's ritually slaughtered, or with the fact that Islam views non believers as inferior??? Gutless, self-hating hypocrites. Puppets and useful idiots for those who would otherwise despise them. Cretins who would gladly see their own kind become a minority in their own land. When it comes to bigotry and hate then the EDL are mere beginners in comparison. P.S. And when the EDL turned up to the trial of a Muslim sex gang that preyed exclusively on white girls, then guess who also turned up? Yep, the same leftist thugs - not to protest against the vile acts that the gang members had carried out against under-age girls, but to merely spout more obscenities at the EDL. They cause trouble and then, aided and abetted by a left wing media, blame it all on the EDL. Yeah, you know who you are! Joeblogs63
  • Score: 7

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