EDL March in London Banned by Home Secretary

Guardian (London), August 26, 2011

The English Defence League’s plan to march through the capital next month has been blocked by the home secretary.

Theresa May banned all marches in Tower Hamlets, east London, and four neighbouring boroughs in the capital for a 30-day period, following a request from the commander for the event, which was passed on to May by Scotland Yard’s acting commissioner, Tim Godwin.

The move comes amid fears of violence and disorder if the march was allowed to go ahead.

May said: “Having carefully considered the legal tests in the Public Order Act 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 Tower Hamlets and four neighbouring boroughs for a 30-day period.

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

“We encourage all local people and community leaders to work with the police to ensure community relations are not undermined by public disorder.”

Nick Lowles, director of the anti-extremist campaign group Searchlight, said: “This decision is a victory for common sense.

“The EDL clearly intended to use the proposed march to bring violence and disorder to the streets of Tower Hamlets. Their plan has been foiled.”

He added: “We congratulate Theresa May and the Metropolitan police on their decision, as well as those ordinary Londoners who have joined with Searchlight and local community groups in opposing this divisive demonstration.

“Legitimate protest is healthy. Violence and intimidation are not.”


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  1. Question Diversity August 30, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    The move comes amid fears of violence and disorder if the march was allowed to go ahead.

    Violence and disorder which would come almost entirely from far left counter protesters and maybe a black and/or Muslim or two sprinkled in for bad measure.

    I notice May’s order prohibits all marches and protests for a given time period. I guess there’s a legal reason for that; She probably can’t say “No EDL” per se.

  2. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Well, the british multiculti socialists will just be horribly killed by blacks and Arabs.

    I wonder if the irony will strike them as the crowbars smash their skulls?

  3. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 1:13 am #

    So, these far-right groups go out and protest. ‘Anti-racists’ and concerned citizens respond to this by attacking the protesters and possibly the police sent out to protect them. The government then bans these protests. Then the media covers this, as if it is these far-right protesters committing the violence. Here, by going on over and over about protecting citizens property. This is as bizarre the media covering hate-crimes, as if it is whites who usually commit them! Something that could not statistically (with real consequences) be further from the truth.

    The unreality of it all, and the fact that this is mainstream and not coming from a partisan pressure group, is just too. . bizarre. Even the ‘nazi’s’ and the ‘stalinists’ didn’t get away with this stuff.

    When the truth is inconvieniant it must be you’re number one enemy.

  4. SKIP August 30, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    “those ordinary Londoners who have joined with Searchlight”

    Do you mean the Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Iraqis, Saudis, Yemenis, Iranians and other “British” people??? FN loosers, their country is gone until the real British people can get their hands on some serious weaponry.

  5. Lily August 30, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    Here’s the UK’s version of anti-white facist enforcers of the multi-cultural party line, Nick Lowles of the anti-extremist group Searchlight (notice how by their definition only white people make up and earn the label “extemist” group) and Theresa May. They must be psychic in order to know that “the English Defence League clearly intended to use the proposed march to bring violence and disorder to the streets of Tower Hamlets” per Lowles. And May said she banned marches in this section of London and other boroughs.

    Yet for the last couple of days they have allowed what they call the Notting Hill Carnival, which lets Londoners celebrate their “caribbean culture”. Yeah, you guessed it, most of the attendees are black and the rest of the people just have to put up with the usual assortment of crime and civic disobedience that comes with it. The multi-cult looneys bill it as Europe’s biggest street festival. In Mailonline they had an article today showing the face of a black guy running with a bloody knife after just stabbing someone-hoping featuring his face will catch him. The article also stated that Scotland Yard had flooded the event with 6,500 extra officers. The article stated that 160 arrests had already been made. I’m sure they’re downplaying them big time-especially with this following so soon on the heels of their riots. And of course they are not accepting comments on the article.

    Reading elsewhere on the web, people who live in this area of London are also having to put up with the attendees openly defecating and urinating on their lawns, or, as they say it, in their “gardens”. And when the people asked police for help with this, they were answered with “what do you expect me to do about it?” That’s something you won’t read on Mailonline. Nor will you read that the English taxpayer pays for all of this.

    All of this is OK by those fools running England, but a march by civilized white people, the EDL, is not. Sounds like what AmRem went through earlier this year trying to host their convention. And anyone who doesn’t see this for what it is, a globalization of marginalizing and probable genocide of the white race by our evil ruling elites are just fooling themselves.

    When will this ridiculous worship of black people stop?

  6. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 2:47 am #

    So finally the UK mainland has turned into Northern Ireland.

    The Marxists have imported a coming civil war. This is exactly how it all started in Northern Ireland. One group would demand to march in the others area. A short time later there was armed fighting. Buses used to take workers through hostile areas were attacked. Many were dragged out of buses to determine religion and if the wrong religion was mentioned then a bullet through the head.

    At least it will be easier for the fighters in these encounters because they won´t have to ask any questions all the have to do is look.

    THIS NEVER EVER NEEDED TO HAPPEN. The filthy Labour Marxists did this.

  7. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    “Nick Lowles, director of the anti-extremist campaign group Searchlight, said: “This decision is a victory for common sense.

    “The EDL clearly intended to use the proposed march to bring violence and disorder to the streets of Tower Hamlets. Their plan has been foiled.”

    He added: “We congratulate Theresa May and the Metropolitan police on their decision, as well as those ordinary Londoners who have joined with Searchlight and local community groups in opposing this divisive demonstration.

    “Legitimate protest is healthy. Violence and intimidation are not.” ”

    The only people that cause violence and disruption on these marches are those that turn up to oppose the EDL.

  8. Tim Mc Hugh August 30, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    “Clearly intended the march to bring violence and disorder to the streets of Towers Hamlets”… uhhh,no. They intended to bring scrutiny and discourse to your insane policy of inviting the dregs of humanity to your country… That`s why you banned it and evryone with half a brain knows it.

  9. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Leftist double think is so rife in the article.

  10. Keep Britain British August 30, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Of course we should be opposed to the oppression of free speech and freedom of expression, which is becoming more and more common in Marxist Britain.

    That being said, Nick Griffin has warned members of the British National Party not to associate with the EDL, as he regards them as saboteurs/provocateurs. The nationalist movement in the UK needs to be united, not fractured (as unfortunately appears to be happening, with a new movement known as “Britain First” now coming on the scene).

    In my opinion – for what it’s worth – if the BNP were not the most legitimate expression of British nationalism, HM Government and its allies would not be spending so much time trying to destroy it.

    But perhaps the Government is correct in stating that it could not maintain order. This month’s riots across the country demonstrated that all too well.

  11. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    The British elites (traitors and sellouts all) don’t want to spotlight Londonistan’s Sharia Zones. This is an open admission that they have lost control of their Muslim “no-go zones.”

  12. Blaak Obongo August 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    “The EDL clearly intended to use the proposed march to bring violence and disorder to the streets of Tower Hamlets.”

    “Clearly?” And just why is this “clearly” so?

    Oh, wait, don’t tell me–it’s because they’re White. Only White people can bring “violence and disorder.” Right.

  13. Dave August 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    So desperate to keep the lid on the melting pot boil over she’s now had to extend it to include the so called UAF (British based false flag Communist organisation claiming to be fighting fascism and racism)which has caused quite a few raised eyebrows, especially as her boss, ‘Dave’, happens to be a signatory to said group. But I think what it is, is that this Home Secretary (she seems have a bit more nous than the last two cretins) knows damn well that these UAF losers do not have the support of the natives, or natural British people if you like (whatever their stance on racism and multiculturalism that week).Because if nothing else the British people are getting heartily sick of the way the UAF selectively chooses which specific brand of ‘Hate’ and ‘Fascism’ to fight against on its behalf.For instance we know they will follow the EDL or BNP up and down the country, N.S.E.W., willly –nilly, but just try catching them at it with a hate preacher calling for the murder of non Muslims. No way (!). And after the recent debacle with the rampaging black looters and the publics general disgust the authorities appear also to be working overtime on damage limitation exercises (like in how difficult it has become lately to find any photosets of rioters that are black).

    Hence most of the tabloids now seem to be illustrating all references to ‘the riots’with photo insets of white chavs and hoodies only; so that by the end of say, September, you might even become convinced that these rioters were in fact overwhelmingly made up of white people all along with just a few passing blacks sucked into it all(poor dear, sweet things!).

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  14. Tom August 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Great Britain is being literally eaten by political correctness, spearheaded, it seems, by the Guardian newspaper and the BBC. It’s absolute madness- if you’re white, and even mention race or ethnicity, you are immediately and automatically labelled as a racist. There will be a tipping point eventually, and the recent London riots will look like a Sunday stroll in the park by comparison. In the meantime, a disproportion of young black males continue to behave like they’re the inhabitants of a sub-societal wildlife reserve, knifing and shooting with the same enthusiastic abandon as they do….just about everywhere. The Internet sees all.

  15. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    I am becoming convinced that white leftists are masochists.

  16. XIXth August 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    As a street level demonstration, picketing, and potential self-defense force, the EDL has everyone beat hands down. It has the most support among the common Englishmen of the various patriotic groups. It also has a successful history of working with the loyalists within the establishment. For instance, the EDL successfully liaisoned with British military units in protecting their unit victory parades from the anti-fas and moslems, when the units return from overseas deployments. The EDL has also successfully coordinated with what is objectively, the single largest street force in England, the Football (soccer) clubs. Thus, the EDL has the best chance of successfully carrying through a strategic victory by continuing wiht a march.

    Whilst the BNP has a credited political history, and success in organizing, it is not a street level picketing, demonstrating, and self-defense force. It is what it is, a political party. A political party cannot engage in those activities and successfully contest in elections. It must use plausible deniability or risk alienating more moderate potential voters and surely government police crackdown. Also, Nick Griffen seems to have a problem with sharing the spotlight of the BNP with other patriots. A full national renewal movement cannot rest on one man. The BNP and EDL should be working together not against eachother. A combined BNP/EDL would almost certainly overthrow the existing Commie-Establishment order of the cities and strike a mortal blow for freedom. This is why the establishment is playing the BNP and EDL off against one another.

    That establishment consists of moderates like Cameron, who as a politician within the system cannot risk radical action necessary to right the ship of state. But mostsly it consists of liberal bureaucrats and activists of various stripes ranging from the secularized do-gooder Christian types down to the neo-Commie “anti-fa” part represented by Nick Lowles. The latter is a clear and present danger to the liberties of the people. Individuals like him must be monitored and their activities documented for nuetralizing now and prosecuting later. The later will be when the existing red-pincko establishment is overthrown, arrested, and punished. That objective will be brought about by the continued delegimitization of the government as a result of its own activities AND select strategic moments like the EDL marching.

    If the BNP refuses to join in, the best thing is for the EDL to get the clubs together and demonstrate anyways. When the police come to knock down tens of thousands of English demonstrating in the streets against the rape, rapine, looting, and thuggery of the non-English and their golems, the police establishment will shatter as commanders and street cops begin questioning the policies of their superiors. The negative publicity of such a squashing would tarnish the government and further create a seige mentality upon its noncey bastard leaders.

    At that point, England would descend into spiral much like Ulster. However, unlike Ulster, there would be no outside “Legitimate” establishment powerful enought to intervene as the British government did with the suppression of the Stormont Parliament. Instead, the Establishment would completely fragment with one group supporting the nationalist on the streets and the others supporting total oppression and/or support of the Alienist multi-cultists. If the EU were then called in, then you would see full scale mutiny in the armed forces with the crown having to choose the nationalists or risk losing its final loyalists in the English population and total power as the EU Catholics tood full control of the former Protestant kingdom.

    Either way, the Trotskyite lead black-brown-red revolt of 2011 has proven to all that the UK is on the ropes as a result of not listening to Enoch Powell’s prophecy. The remnants of the ruling class’s patriotic but dimwitted faction sees no room for maneuver within the existing structure. The British Treason Lobby realizes that the legitimacy of its programs are in open scorn and is being clandestinly debated inside the halls of power. However, time is against the British. Re-organization of propoganda, further victories in the Gramscian movement through the institutions of the state, the demographic changes, economic decline, and geopolitical movements are on the side of the left. Since both sides of the leadership coin is paralyzed and it is against the interests of the realm to do nothing, then the street nationalists have an opportunity AND a DUTY. Therefore, I advise most strongly that the EDL continue with its plans for a march! NOW IS THE MOMENT!!!

  17. Logan September 6, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    @ XIXth

    Your analysis is well-thought out and I agree with much of it. However, you may be underestimating the extent to which the sheeple have been brainwashed. The propaganda machine today is stronger than anything the world has ever seen. The ideology isn’t so much political as it is corporate, and their religion is consumerism. Politicians toe the line, of course, but the corporations, especially banks and media conglomerates, drive the system.

    Take, for instance, these football clubs. Do you really think that this “street force” of hooligans is capable of anything? Or is it more likely that their main concern is drinking and rioting and then getting back to work so they can do it all over again the next night. Again, work your self off and spend it on stupid stuff you don’t need. The football industry is not unlike most other industries.

    Only two things break a person out of this cycle in my opinion: nationalism and money. During the West’s heyday, nationalism was in great supply so much that it led to our destruction. Today, nationalism is in short supply as everyone here knows. Only the best of us have overcome the brainwashing and consumerism that’s fed to us in favor of things such as culture, tradition, and race. Today, however, it will take an economic meltdown akin to Germany’s during the Weimar Republic to galvanize the masses.

    I agree with your characterization of the establishment, but I would add that the binding quality of all the establishment players (religious right, Marxists, corporations, politicians, etc.) is their inability to prepare for the long-term. The religious right and Marxists have a drastically different view on community and don’t understand the implications of allowing third-worlders into our land. The corporations simply live for the almighty dollar and push that on us through media propaganda. The politician’s only concern is re-election and will toe the line whichever way the wind blows; democracy at its worst.

    Nationalists like us may be rising in numbers, but won’t be strong enough until the economy totally collapses. That’s the difference between our current situation and what we saw in N. Ireland. The Irish had a nationalist movement, and even that is giving way as third-worlders invades their shores. When the economy collapses and the sheeple see the truth as the third-worlders plunder and pillage throughout Europe, they will have to choose sides. When the dust clears, our race will come out much stronger. Nationalism will again take its rightful place, but this time uniting Whites as one.

  18. Anonymous September 9, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    Anon #3 and Skip #4:

    Truth is quite inconvenient. That’s why the Liberals go out of their way to bury it. But remember, you only take FLAK, when you are over the target.

    Obviously, the EDL, and the BNP have hit on something that imperils the Left, or they wouldn’t be under constant attack.

    Skip— Real Britons already have the tools to take care of business, if they were ever allowed to do so. They are the Special Air Service, and Special Boat Service. London could be restored to civility, after the necessary actions were taken.