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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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EDL leader arrested at march

English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been arrested after the far-right group's rally yesterday in East London.

EDL leader Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was arrested last night Credit: PA Wire

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.

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