English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was among 14 people arrested yesterday after the far-right group's march across Tower Bridge. The group already lost a High Court battle over where they were allowed to demonstrate.
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Over 160 people were arrested for a variety of offences after the far-right group's march through central London yesterday.
Most of the arrests were for breaching the conditions police had set down for where the rally could take place, and included people from rival anti-racist and anti-fascist groups who were prohibited from coming in to contact with the EDL's route.
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been arrested after the far-right group's rally yesterday in East London.
He was among 14 people taken into custody for public order offences - some of those from anti-racist and anti-fascist groups who were protesting against the march.
A further 150 people were arrested for breaching conditions police had set in place about where the rally was allowed to take place.
The EDL had wanted to hold the rally in Tower Hamlets, which it says is "subject to Sharia law". But the Met Police only allowed the rally to go as far as the outskirts of the borough near Tower Bridge, over fears of serious public disorder.
There are currently more police officers than protesters at a planned English Defence League march by Tower Bridge.
The EDL decided to hold a march today despite losing a High Court battle over where they are allowed to demonstrate.
Leaders had wanted to rally in an area in Tower Hamlets which they say is "subject to Sharia law", but Judge Mr Justice King yesterday ruled that a police decision to impose restrictions over fears of "serious public disorder" was reasonable and proportionate.
Police said the route of the march - which takes place between midday and 3pm - starts at Queen Elizabeth Street.
It will apparently follow Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge Approach, The Minories and then into Aldgate High Street.
Organisers have been told they must not to go beyond the junction with Mansell Street.
Scotland Yard said senior officers had decided to stop the march a third of a mile short of its intended destination in the hope of preventing "serious" disorder.
It had been estimated between 1,000 and 2,000 people would take part in the EDL march and "several thousand" in counter demonstrations by groups including Unite Against Fascism.