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Police arrest EDL members to 'avert planned attack' in London
The Guardian (of liberalism) ^ | 11 November 2011 | Sandra Laville

Posted on 11/11/2011 5:04:53 PM PST by americanophile

Police arrested 179 members of the English Defence League after reports of repeated threats to attack Occupy protesters camped outside St Paul's Cathedral on Armistice Day.

Scotland Yard said they believed a breach of the peace was about to take place after they got intelligence that the EDL were planning the Armistice Day attack. The law states officers can arrest if they believe the breach of the peace to be "imminent."

A member of the tented community outside the cathedral expressed gratitude to the police for preventing any violence.

"It is fantastic if they are using their resources to try and stop people getting on to this site," said Bryn Phillips, a member of the Occupy LSX community. "If this has prevented violence then I am pleased."

The English Defence League had issued statements and made threats on Facebook to burn down protesters tents if they were still outside St Paul's on Remembrance Sunday, according to Phillips.

Some members of the EDL had also attempted to enter the encampment, most recently on Thursday night.

A statement by the EDL on Thursday was read to the Occupy LSX general assembly on Friday morning to make people aware that there was a threat being made. "They called us all sorts of names in the statement and said we should leave "their" church and stop violating their religion," said Phillips.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: arrest; edl; eurabia; islam; london; londonistan; occupy
So the Godless occupy Marxists are allowed to take over London, and close St. Paul's Cathedral - something that has never occured since WWII - with impunity, even on Remembrance Day, but the police arrest EDL members in anticipation of an alleged 'attack.'

Behold thy future Europe.

1 posted on 11/11/2011 5:04:56 PM PST by americanophile
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2 posted on 11/11/2011 5:08:20 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

but the tents are empty


3 posted on 11/11/2011 5:10:26 PM PST by molson209
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To: americanophile

Arresting the wrong people you drunken curs!


4 posted on 11/11/2011 5:13:16 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: americanophile



5 posted on 11/11/2011 5:15:05 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

And we fought Hitler to save these slimey limey trolls from fascism??? No wonder Hitler thought he could play lets make a deal with these people. He knew them better than we ever have.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 5:15:18 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: americanophile

I also recall a case of a teacher being assaulted by muslims who were being watched by the police...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1359160/4-men-slashed-teachers-face-teaching-religions-Muslim-girls.html

‘Detectives made secret recordings of the gang’s plot to attack Mr Smith prior to the brutal assault.’

Some animals are more equal than others...

If the EDL ever do go violent I will not blame them...


7 posted on 11/11/2011 5:16:31 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: buccaneer81; bayouranger; Peter Libra; Gene Eric; DTogo; SWAMPSNIPER; wardaddy; Scanian; Argus; ...

Ping to the list!


8 posted on 11/11/2011 5:17:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: LastNorwegian

Who could? How long can one idly watch the destruction of their own culture and country?


9 posted on 11/11/2011 5:17:57 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: LastNorwegian

Of course, the Police didn’t have the BALLS to arrest the muslim scum.


10 posted on 11/11/2011 5:20:18 PM PST by Levante
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To: americanophile

Apparently, no actual English patriots remain in England. That’s sad, because they are harassing the wrong people, and sooner of later, they will realize that England died.


11 posted on 11/11/2011 5:27:22 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: buccaneer81

Thanks for the ping.

>> Leftwing rag: “The English Defence League had issued statements and made threats ...”

Govt enforcers tend to cater the scum while applying “preemptive” measures against liberty minded sovereigntists.


12 posted on 11/11/2011 5:36:18 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: Bedford Forrest

These are the great-grandchildren of the people who fought Hitler. Different kidney altogether.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 5:55:39 PM PST by Argus
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To: alarm rider

I continue to pray England hasn’t passed the point of no return!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5Nbp_gmgQ


14 posted on 11/11/2011 6:14:00 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Bedford Forrest

“And we fought Hitler to save these slimey limey trolls from fascism??? No wonder Hitler thought he could play lets make a deal with these people. He knew them better than we ever have.”

Can you repeat your truth in capital letters?I have a billlboard that needs filling...


15 posted on 11/11/2011 6:51:11 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: americanophile; Bedford Forrest

The EDL should do one thing on 11/11: bow their heads for two minutes in their own towns and cities as they stand at a war memorial. They should not be threatening other groups and certainly not on that day of all days.

Rememberence Day (11/11)and Rememberence Sunday (first Sunday after 11/11) are THE two most sacrosanct days in Britain. Anything or anyone who disrupts or disrespects those days is regarded by 99% of the British public as vile excuses of human beings.

The occupy group never said they would disrupt any Rememberance Day events, so what is the EDL’s problem?. Answer: they are thugs spoiling for a fight. BTW, those people at St Paul’s stopped for two minutes and bowed with everyone else. I may dislike them and their spurious politics, but they showed basic human respect.

You are angry at the EDL’s arrest, as like many Freepers and Americans, you wrongly see them as heroes. I am angry at the notion that such supposed patriots would even consider any sort of violence on what is THE most sacrosanct day in Britain.


16 posted on 11/11/2011 7:09:58 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: Bedford Forrest

You ‘saved’ us, yeah whatever, yawn.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 7:11:44 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: LastNorwegian

‘go’ violent?. The ship has long since sailed, my friend.


18 posted on 11/11/2011 7:12:30 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: sergeantdave
No wonder Hitler thought he could play lets make a deal with these people. He knew them better than we ever have.

Hitler never counted on Churchill.

19 posted on 11/11/2011 7:14:11 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: alarm rider

Yes, they do.

Real patriots, not knuckle draggers like the EDL. Real patriots who can campaign against extremist Islam, high immigration and for English culture and identity without the need for rabble rousing violence.

There are plenty of good and decent English patriots.


20 posted on 11/11/2011 7:14:56 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: Argus

And you aint the match of the men who saved Bastogne, stormed Iwo Jima and won Midway neither.


21 posted on 11/11/2011 7:16:14 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: sergeantdave

I will send you some manure from my cousin’s farm.
Its the same thing.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 7:17:23 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: americanophile
And apparently they caught all 179 members that were involved in the planned attack. What a load of BS.
23 posted on 11/11/2011 7:51:13 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: the scotsman

We did save you. If it weren’t for the thousands of American Merchant Marine who were willing to give their lives to supply your island England would have fallen in less than a year.

And you know it.


24 posted on 11/11/2011 7:55:32 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: the scotsman
The left needs anti-fa and other agitators to look reasonable. It also gives them an opportunity to run an elite proletariate model. Smart Conservatives should also triangulate and try to pick up the native working class, or at least peel tham off from the Labour and Liberal Dems, who hate them.

And, Outside of the Monday Club and the New English Review, I haven't seen any conservatives, or Tories, do anything about the degrading culture, immigration, Islam, political correctness or the EU. Of course, I', here in the states.

25 posted on 11/11/2011 7:56:26 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: the scotsman
...so what is the EDL’s problem?. Answer: they are thugs spoiling for a fight.

EDL's "problem" is that they still have testicles in a country of Eunuchs.

26 posted on 11/11/2011 8:21:35 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: americanophile
I was relieved to read that 176 EDL members were released without charges. Three were bailed. I presume to face charges later.

I listened to statements by certain of the EDL and liked the more articulate of them. The Guardian Newspaper will do them no favours at all. Yet I feel something is in the wind. The Muslims were already banned from insulting the war dead at the Cenotaph. That being the biggest traditional rememberance ceremony. That just might have sparked off one heck of a riot.

"Once more into the breech, dear friends, once more.
Else close it up with our English dead".

Or something like that, from Will Shakespeare's Henry V.

27 posted on 11/11/2011 8:48:09 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: the scotsman
I don't necessarily see them as heroes, but I don't see them as villains as you imply, and I'm suspicious about the alleged attack. It's just as likely that it was a counter demonstration and let's be honest the left wing demonstrations are almost always violent. Even if there's some bad elements in EDL, I think its vilification is probably at the hands of a British media and dominant liberal social elite who detest everything about “Britishness” and “Englishness” in favor of leftist, multicultural, and particularly Islamic garbage. That there should be an EDL should not be surprising to anyone given the wholesale purposeful destruction of English culture, and that they should be portrayed negatively is of course a given.
28 posted on 11/11/2011 8:53:13 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: rmlew

You are right, but IIRC some columnists of the Daily Telegraph have been criticizing the decline of British culture for a long time.

I also like their “Reader’s comments” section at the end of many DT articles. Some of those comments show a lot of insight - apart from being well-written.


29 posted on 11/12/2011 2:53:55 AM PST by Roadgeek
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To: Lurker

No, you helped us. And we will forever be grateful.

But this postwar ‘saved you ass’ myth insults us all, be we British, American or Canadian.

And if it werent also for the thousands of Canadians who were willing to give their lives to supply Britain and to fight in the Atlantic......if any North American nation ‘saved’ Britain in WW2, it was your cousins to the north. Except they dont boast about it.


30 posted on 11/12/2011 7:23:49 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: americanophile
So the Godless occupy Marxists are allowed to take over London, and close St. Paul's Cathedral - something that has never occured since WWII - with impunity, even on Remembrance Day

The 'occupiers' most certainly did not close St Paul's, nor was it closed on Remembrance Day. It was the pusillanimity of the Cathedral authorities which temporarily closed the Cathedral, on spurious 'elf 'n safety grounds, only to reopen it after getting their knickers in an unedifying collective and very public twist for a couple of weeks. As for 'take over London'....just a little hyperbole there, don't you think. A few dozen square yards is scarcely 'London'. And now, afer a couple of weeks of unexpected free publicity thanks to the C of E's ineptitude, the encampment has become just another quaint little tourist attraction for the oriental hordes passing between St Paul's and the Tower of London.

31 posted on 11/12/2011 8:59:54 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: Peter Libra; americanophile
Whoops! My post #27.

It was breach, not breech. "Once more into the breach, dear friends....."

A note to supporters of justice for non- multi-culturists. As was said during the American Revolution. "If we do not hang together, we will hang apart".

32 posted on 11/12/2011 9:34:24 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: americanophile

We should ask ourselves that while we are at it?


33 posted on 11/12/2011 9:57:12 AM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
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To: the scotsman
And you aint the match of the men who saved Bastogne, stormed Iwo Jima and won Midway neither.

I'd freely admit that as well. But we do still have the heroes now serving in the militaries overseas, American, British, Canadian and ANZAC (as well as other allied services). I think their great-grandfathers would be proud of them.

34 posted on 11/12/2011 10:56:28 AM PST by Argus
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To: Argus

True.


35 posted on 11/12/2011 1:02:49 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman
"The occupy group never said they would disrupt any Rememberance Day events, so what is the EDL’s problem?"

So the government is now arresting counter protest groups?
And you agree with this? What am I missing here?

36 posted on 11/12/2011 3:29:21 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: americanophile
Here is a video from last week of police attempting to take away freedom of speech from EDL members. Lucky for this guy he wasn't EDL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=osdxxedhO28
37 posted on 11/12/2011 4:50:13 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

In this case, I do, Steve.

Much as I dislike this leftwing rabble at St Paul’s, playing rebel to shock daddy, they made it clear that they would observe and respect the 2 minute silence, which is respected and observed by British people across the political and racial and religious divide.

I find it disgusting that the EDL, supposed patriots, felt it necessary to ‘counterprotest’ on Nov 11th. That should be the one day they cause no trouble. To do so or to think of doing so is an insult to the war dead we commemorate on that day.

They also KNEW the day before, as did everyone in the country, that the Muslim groups that burnt poppies had been banned and wouldnt be allowed anywhere near the Cenotaph.

So there was no need for the EDL to be there on Friday, Steve. None at all.


38 posted on 11/13/2011 6:25:49 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: buccaneer81

http://vladtepesblog.com/?p=40346&cpage=1#comment-47160

Just saw this video & I’m aghast at what they did before anything played out.

They later released all of them w/o any charges too.

Britain, what has become of you?


39 posted on 11/13/2011 7:02:19 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MuydPdVQ_Q

This video shows the koranimals that the EDL are fighting against.


40 posted on 11/13/2011 7:25:13 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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