Both the Home Office and the police stated that they were powerless to prevent static protests in a public space.
Of course the EDL have the right to protest. Muslims, it seems, are allowed to protest against our soldiers risking their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq, and protest how they want to take over our country with Sharia law, and shamelessly advocate converting ordinary citizens to Islam by force. Are you saying that isn't religious or racial hatred?
- Daniel, England
The UAF should not be allowed to counter protest its as simple as that. The only reason we had to spend so much on policing this operation is because the UAF follow the EDL as a means to silence them, preventing FREE SPEECH. They have consent to do this and they even got away with disrespectfully shouting obscenities while the EDF held a 2 minute silence FOR OUR SOLDIERS. The amateurish way in which these issues are being addressed by our politicians is more than worrying. We ALL have a right to protest. I praise the EDL for remaining dignified throughout considering the unreported provocation that they receive.
- Jules, West Midlands
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