EDL leader arrested after march

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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300 protesters turn up to EDL march

Police dogs at the start of the march

Around 300 protesters have joined an English Defence League march around Tower Bridge.

One to two thousand people were estimated to attend.

The Metropolitan Police has an extra 3000 officers on duty.

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".

However, a judge yesterday ruled that a police decision to impose restrictions over fears of "serious public disorder" was reasonable and proportionate.

The protest started at Queen Elizabeth Street.

EDL leader Tommy Robinson has addressed the crowd. .

Protesters at the beginning of the march. Credit: ITV News / Ronke Phillips

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