Politicians attack right-wing group plan to 'hit' London's East End
Plans by a controversial right-wing group to hit Tower Hamlets have provoked fury among East End politicians. Members of the English Defence League were caught adding the borough to their target list during in an undercover investigation.
Plans by a controversial right-wing group to hit Tower Hamlets have provoked fury among East End politicians.
Members of the English Defence League were caught adding the borough to their target list during in an undercover investigation
And East End activists fear any demonstration held in the area could erupt in 'chaos and violence' and want it stopped.
Abjol Miah, leader of the Respect Party said: "The EDL claims the East London Mosque is a 'headquarters for Islam' and somehow poses a threat.
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"I have every faith that the people of East London will unite to condemn the threat of an EDL visit to our community."
A petition launched by local activists has already attracted the support of unions, local councillors and community groups.
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