Police hold EDL protesters in Leicester Square

Behind the police line at Leicester Square in central London. Credit: Ben Chapman

After an EDL rally in Whitehall was dispersed earlier, supporters of the far-right group are now running through Leicester Square chanting "English till I die" and throwing bottles at police.

Police are holding the protesters in Leicester Square and closing the pubs in which they had been drinking.


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