EDL leader Tommy Robinson told the demonstration: "This is a day of respect for our Armed Forces."
The crowd repeatedly chanted "coward" after he claimed Prime Minister David Cameron was on holiday "because he doesn't care".
Mr Robinson added: "They've had their Arab Spring. This is time for the English Spring."
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