As I reported last night, more than 170 English Defence League supporters were arrested during Remembrance Day activities in London yesterday.
The video below was recorded outside the Red Lion pub in Whitehall about two hours after the ceremony at the Cenotaph. It shows the very beginning of the police action. Some of the EDL people are still gathered inside the pub, with others milling around outside. Then the sirens can be heard, and the police arrive. You can see them forcibly remove a number of men from the pub, roughing them up a bit in the process.
One EDL sympathizer had this to say about the incident:
Everyone coming out of that pub was rubbing their head after being bashed with a truncheon or was shoved to the pavement as they came out of the door. Absolutely disgraceful behaviour from the police.
WARNING: Foul language can be heard in this video:
The second video is one man’s opinion on what happened at the Red Lion. This fellow says he is not a member of the EDL, but finds the police action against the group an outrage:
Hat tip: Gaia.