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EDL leaders charged in march case

Two leaders of far-right group the English Defence League have been charged with obstructing police after allegedly trying to defy a ban on marching to the scene of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby via a major mosque.

Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court this afternoon and was bailed to return on September 11.

His co-leader Kevin Carroll was also charged after answering police bail and will appear in court on the same day.

The pair were arrested on suspicion of obstructing officers outside Aldgate East Tube station in east London on June 29.