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Two EDL leaders arrested

Two English Defence League (EDL) leaders arrested this morning as they attempted to visit the spot where Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered have been bailed.

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EDL march could 'result in serious public disorder'

English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and his co-leader Kevin Carroll were detained by police on suspicion of obstructing officers in east London as they attempted to stage what they claimed was a charity walk to Woolwich Barracks via the East London Mosque.

Scotland Yard yesterday said it was imposing conditions due to fears that both the march and gathering would "result in serious public disorder and serious disruption to the life of the community" and a breach of the conditions would be a criminal offence.

The police force issued two notices under the Public Disorder Act based on "current community tensions", offering alternative routes that avoided Tower Hamlets, home to the East London Mosque.

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