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Seven charged over Iraq protest

Anti-war protesters held up placards as the soldiers paraded through Luton

Seven people have been charged with public order offences over disturbances at a parade in Bedfordshire for soldiers returning home from Iraq.

Anti-war protests erupted as soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment paraded through Luton town centre on 10 March.

The seven will appear at Luton Magistrates' Court on 16 September.

A further 12 people have been charged in connection with another disturbance in Luton town centre on 24 May.

They will appear at the court on 25 September.

All have been released on bail until their court appearances.

The seven charged over the parade are all from Luton and have been named.

They are Jalal Ahmed, 21, of Cavendish Road, Yousaf Bashir, 29, of Dane Road, Ibrahim Anderson, 32, of Warwick Road West, Jubair Ahmed, 19, of Beech Road, Ziaur Rahman, 33, of Nunnery Lane, Shajjadar Choudhury, 30, of Essex Close and Munim Abdul, 28, of Highbury Road.

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