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BNP Builds Gallows Outside Court In Protest At Lee Rigby Murderers

The far-right party wants to see the reintroduction of the death penalty.

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British National Party supporters this afternoon built fake gallows outside the Old Bailey, the UK's most important criminal court.

They were demanding the reintroduction of the death penalty following the unprovoked murder of soldier Lee Rigby last year.

Around 50 protestors turned up for the sentencing of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who were found guilty of murdering Rigby in December.

The judge will announce their sentence later this afternoon.

Although the gallows were erected by the BNP, supporters of the English Defence League were also outside the court.

Toby Melville / Reuters