Massive Demonstrations Held Following The Woolwich Attack

The English Defense League protested the “Islamification” of London while Newcastle Unites protested the English Defense League.

1. An organization called the English Defense League, or EDL, organized demonstrations in Newcastle, England, following the murder of soldier Wednesday.

2. It was estimated there were about 1,000 EDL demonstrators.

3. A spokesman for the EDL said the demonstrations were to protest against the “Islamification” of London.

4. There were also counter demonstrations held by a group called Newcastle Unites against the EDL.

6. Police ensured the groups were separated.

11. Joe, a 6-year-old who demonstrated with Newcastle Unites, just wanted the EDL to stop being nasty and get on with their own lives.

12. Police said they made “a number of arrests,” but the demonstrations went “without major incident,” according to the BBC.

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