Update from London EDL Demo

Matthew Collins - 27 05 13

EDL supporters were set to march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street.

Around 1,000 EDL protesters made their way along Whitehall before taking a position on the pavement across the road from Downing Street.

The EDL supporters chanted: “We hate Cameron.” and threw missiles including bottles at police.

EDL leader Tommy Robinson aka Stephen Lennon told the demonstration: “This is a day of respect for our Armed Forces.”

Lennon added: “They’ve had their Arab Spring. This is time for the English Spring.”

Police in riot gear had to move in to separate the EDL thugs from a counter protest.

After the demonstration finished EDL supporters ran amok through Leicester Square chanting “English till I die” and continued to launch attacks at the police.

In response the police held the protesters in Leicester Square and closed the pubs in which they had been drinking.

One police officer was injured by the EDL after he was hit on the head by a bottle.

So far there has been three arrests


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