Demonstrators from the group “Muslims Against Crusades” gathered outside the American embassy in London today during the 9-11 commemoration. Led by the notorious Ilford firebrand Anjem Choudary, they chanted “Burn, burn, USA!” and burned an American flag during the two minutes of silence. Members of the EDL arrived to mount a counter-demonstration, but were moved away by police.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
According to this report, matters became more serious when two EDL members were stabbed outside a pub on Edgware Road, in a predominantly Muslim area. The use of the ambulance helicopter is a sign that at least one of them must have been fairly seriously injured:
UK: EDL Clash With Locals in Edgware Road
EDL members have descended onto one of London’s most famous streets and have had clashes with locals, this evening.
Around 50-100 EDL members are currently on Edgware Road, a part of London dominated by the Arab community.
Chairs and windows have been smashed and police are trying to separate the two groups. The Edgware Road area is completely gridlocked with traffic tailing back all the way to White City and the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush
A London Air Ambulance has arrived in nearby Hyde Park, which is at the top of Edgware Road at the Marble Arch crossing. Some people have said that someone has been seriously injured although this is unconfirmed.
Earlier, EDL members clashed with the group Muslims Against the Crusades outside the 9/11 memorial near the US Embassy. 4 arrests were made.
The EDL alleged on their Facebook page that a member had been stabbed (picture 2)
Firebrand. The word you chose is nicer than any I’d use.
Hope y’all ate a little bacon today. 😉