Supporters of the far-right group the English Defence League (EDL) gathered at Woolwich Arsenal train station near the scene, there were reports of bottles thrown at police.
Riot police with shields stood guard around the protest for a short time, before moving back into their vans.
Dozens of supporters had gathered, some wearing black balaclavas with an EDL logo on the front.
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