Skip to comments.Police arrest EDL members to 'avert planned attack' in London
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.
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Behold thy future Europe.
but the tents are empty
Arresting the wrong people you drunken curs!
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.
I also recall a case of a teacher being assaulted by muslims who were being watched by the police...
‘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...
Ping to the list!
Who could? How long can one idly watch the destruction of their own culture and country?
Of course, the Police didn’t have the BALLS to arrest the muslim scum.
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.
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.
These are the great-grandchildren of the people who fought Hitler. Different kidney altogether.
I continue to pray England hasn’t passed the point of no return!
“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...
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.
You ‘saved’ us, yeah whatever, yawn.
‘go’ violent?. The ship has long since sailed, my friend.
Hitler never counted on Churchill.
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.
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