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Scotland Yard says a group called Muslims Against Crusades has applied for permission to protest outside Westminster Abbey on royal wedding day.
The group was behind a poppy-burning protest on Armistice Day; the English Defence League wants to hold a counter demonstration.
Five thousand police officers will be on duty on the day.
Assistant Commissioner Lynne Owens said negotiations were in process but the wedding would not be disrupted.
She said there would be 70-80 close protection teams for VIPs on the day, 29 April.
Police have already begun searching central London for explosives.
Royal wedding: Muslim group's Abbey protest blocked
Scotland Yard says it has rejected an application by a radical Islamist group to protest outside Westminster Abbey on royal wedding day.
Police cannot rule out pre-emptive strikes against anarchists plotting to disrupt the royal wedding, Scotland Yard has said.
In one of the biggest security operations in the history of the Metropolitan police, just under 5,000 police officers - including armed and undercover teams - will be on duty on 29 April in the city of Westminster and around the centre of London.
So far, two groups have indicated that they wish to protest: Muslims against Crusades, who asked to demonstrate outside Westminster Abbey but were refused permission, and the English Defence League. The EDL indicated it would mount a demonstration if Muslims against Crusades did so.
Originally posted by monkofmimir
"EDL racist but not as much as the BNP"
should be their slogan
either that or
"EDL only slightly racist"
Seriously though, however much I dislike both groups, they both should be allowed to protest.
Just move them apart a little.
people should be free to protest when and where they like.
Originally posted by ladykay
As a member of the EDL id like to say tommy robinson and co. are not racist and neither am I, they demonstrate against sharia law in our country as well as radical muslims preaching HATE on our streets.
Are you people blind to the fact that one day it could be too late to turn back time as we find ourselves living under their laws. EDL have members of all creeds and colours so wheres the racism?
people shouldnt jump to conclusions!
Originally posted by Dhimmie
The EDL (English Defence League) are not racists, they are not violent......... There are just no longer silent.
edit on 20-4-2011 by Dhimmie because: Spellingedit on 20-4-2011 by Dhimmie because: love
A final question would be. Where does the regularly heard scream "Paki bastard" fit in with the not racist theme?