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article imageRoyal Wedding: Muslim group and nationalists apply to protest

By Kev Hedges     Apr 19, 2011 in Politics
Westminster - Muslims Against Crusades and the English Defence League have both applied to Scotland Yard requesting permission to hold protests outside Westminster Abbey on the day Prince William marries Kate Middleton.
Muslims Against Crusades, the group who sparked public outrage when it burned poppies on Armistice Day, have threatened to eclipse the protests in Barking, Downing Street and the events of November 11. The English Defence League, a pro-nationalist group have also applied to counter-protest the demonstration from the Muslim group.
Assistant Police Commissioner Lynne Owens has promised that the wedding will not be disrupted and both applications to protest were still on the negotiating table, reports BBC UK.
The Royal Wedding event takes place on Friday April 29, there will be 5,000 police officers on duty on the day and 80 close-protection officers looking after the royal family and other VIPs.
Earlier today, the Press Association reported that Scotland Yard had rejected the application by Muslims Against Crusades to protest outside Westminster Abbey. However, nearby static protests could still go ahead.
Sixty people who have been charged recently with various public order offences have been told to stay away from Westminster on the day of the wedding as part of their bail conditions.
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