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Police have arrested 156 supporters of the English Defence League in order to prevent a breach of the peace, Scotland Yard said.
It is understood the EDL supporters were planning to target Occupy LSX protesters outside St Paul's Cathedral.
Here is another independent eye-witness account of the Stasi-like behaviour of the Metropolitan Police at the Cenotaph today.
Esme Weatherwax, writes for the New English Review blog.
She writes of her personal experience of the day. Please visit www.NewEnglishReview.org for more stories. EDL and MfE paying their respects peacfully – 170 arrests to prevent a ‘possible’ breach of the peace.
Originally posted by free
reply to post by redoubt
Actually the problem is that there are many skinheads and football hooligans in among the EDL crowd. Its obvious what their agenda is and I don't think that they are there to defend 'our' civil liberties.
If you want a political option that supports a right wing viewpoint, but isn't (necessarily) racist in the UK one can vote for the Independence Party. Mind you some people say that they are just a middle class version of BNP.
Originally posted by redoubt
The EDL takes a lot of flak and smear efforts to paint them as some kind of rightest militia bent on acts of terror.
Their sin? Defending English heritage from the massive tidal waves of immigration, loss of civil liberties and the expansion of the nanny state.
It's the same sin we have in the US when we defend our borders from illegal immigration, loss of civil liberties and the expanding bureaucracy that is attempting to become a nanny state.
It is extremely politically incorrect to defend things like English and American heritage. You get called every name from nazi to neocon to commie to racist. Your sin, if you choose to defend these things, is to dare to believe what you choose to believe and not what the prevailing political flow would have you believe.