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article imageEnglish Defence League peacefully protest in Exeter

By Richard Milnes     Nov 17, 2013 in World
Exeter - The EDL held its last national demonstration of the year in Exeter, the county town of Devon in southwest England with its new leader Tim Ablitt at the helm.
Devon & Cornwall Police estimated that about 225 EDL supporters attended the march, where there were no "notable incidents" after a "successful policing operation."
The EDL assembled at The Locomotive Inn from around midday. Some supporters congregated outside where they could be heard chanting “EDL” and “Whose streets? Our streets.”
The flags held by the EDL and official clothing worn indicated that supporters had made the effort to travel from places such as Kent, Royal Berkshire and Norwich.
One supporter had written the message "R.I.P. Lee Rigby" on his English flag in memory of the soldier who had been murdered and almost beheaded in broad daylight on a London street by a Unite Against Fascism speaker, an organisation which is supported by British Prime Minister David Cameron.
As the EDL marched peacefully through Exeter to protest against militant Islam, three punks (who the police had allowed to get too close) tried to provoke the protesters with chants of “EDL off our streets.” An EDL supporter shouted, “There’s the trouble makers!”
As the patriots arrived at Northernhay Gardens the EDL anthem of "We’re coming down the road" was blasted out through the loudspeaker. The EDL then listened to the speakers for the demonstration.
A counter protest was organised by an umbrella front group calling itself Exeter Together, which comprised Labour Party activists, the anti-British UAF and other far-left extremist organisations and militant Islamist appeasing groups such as large sections of the Church of England.
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