Ban on Waltham Forest marches

A series of marches by EDL has been banned in Waltham Forest amid fears of violence on the streets.

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Met decided on ban 'based on specific intelligence'

The Metropolitan Police wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May asking for the ban two days ago.

We have made this decision based on specific intelligence and information, and our message is clear - we do not want people coming into the areas to attend these events.

– Chief Superintendent Peter Terry, the force's gold commander for the march

The three other boroughs affected are Tower Hamlets, Newham and Islington.

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