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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Policing minister bans marches in Waltham Forest

Having carefully considered the legal tests and balanced rights to protest against the need to ensure local communities and property are protected, I have given my consent to a ban on all marches in Waltham Forest and three nearby boroughs for a 30-day period.

I know the Metropolitan Police are committed to using their powers to ensure communities and properties are protected.

– Policing minister Damian Green

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