al-Quds Day Protesters March in London

Around 1000 protesters joined the Quds day march through London
Around 1000 protesters took part in the annual al-Quds march in London. The day was created in 1979 by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as a day of protest against Zionism and in solidarity with Muslims across the world.

English Defence League members held a small counter-demonstration alongside the ‘March for England’ group. Counter-protesters shouted “Scum”, “You’re not English anymore” and “Who the f*ck is Allah?” as the Quds day march passed them.

Photos: al-Quds Day March & Rally

Police clash with anti-fascists in Brighton

English Defence League protesters are escorted through Brighton with heavy police protection
Around 30 protesters, mainly English Defence League supporters, joined a march organised by the English Nationalist Alliance through Brighton. They were given a heavy police escort as they marched through the town and were heckled by locals and anti-fascist counter-protesters. Police arrested several anti-fascist protesters as they attempted to stop the march through Brighton.

Photos: English Nationalists Alliance March in Brighton

EDL clash with police in Bradford

An English Defence League protester waves at anti-fascist protesters opposite
An English Defence League protester waves at anti-fascist protesters opposite

Several hundred English Defence League protesters held a static protest in Bradford, after the Home Secretary banned any marches from taking place. Police made over a dozen arrests after the EDL clashed with police as they tried to break out of the protest area.

Rocks, bottles and smoke grenades were thrown at police by protesters, one of which hit an EDL protester, who received treatment from police medics.

Photos: EDL clash with police in Bradford

WikiLeaks War Logs Press Conference

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, holds a press conference at the Frontline Club answering questions about the leak of over 92,000 classified US Military reports from Afghanistan.

The leak is the largest in intelligence history, eclipsing the 10,000 pages of ‘Pentagon Papers’ published in 1971 about the Vietnam War.

Photos: WikiLeaks War Logs Press Conference

EDL Return to Dudley

Around 300 English Defence League protesters returned to protest in Dudley. There was violence throughout the day as the EDL attacked police, pulled down metal fencing and rampaged through Dudley. The EDL had previously protested in Dudley against the proposed building of a Mosque, however, the plans were subsequently shelved. There are now plans to extend the existing Mosque instead.

Photos: EDL Return to Dudley