The Independent: ‘Hipster cop’ picture taken as police watched as tensions rose at EDL protest in Walthamstow

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/hipster-cop-picture-taken-as-police-watched-as-tensions-rose-at-edl-protest-in-walthamstow-10241268.html

Stop the EDL marching in Walthamstow, 9 May 2015

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Update 17 April: Statement from Waltham Forest UAF:

Waltham Forest says ‘stop the EDL’ on Saturday 9 May

The English Defence League has announced plans to march through Walthamstow on Saturday 9 May. The EDL is an extremely violent, fascist group that whips up hatred and intolerance. It particularly targets Muslim communities.

This violent, street-fighting group had originally planned the march through Woolwich in a sickeningly cynical attempt to exploit the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby who was murdered outside the army barracks in 2013. However, Lee Rigby’s mother expressed her disgust at the EDL plans. In a statement she wrote, “I have never given any permission or agreed to any part of this demonstration, I have never believed in this nor would Lee.”

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