Planned demonstrations to be limited because of ‘current tensions’ | London

Planned demonstrations by the far-right English Defence League and anti-fascist groups in London are to be limited by police because of current tensions.

Scotland Yard said it was taking action under public order laws over the marches “due to concerns of serious public disorder, and disruption to the community”.

The protests come in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks on Westminster and London Bridges and more recently close to a mosque in Finsbury Park in the north of the capital.

We have made the decision to impose conditions based on current tensions and concerns, information about the intentions of the organisers of these events and intelligence from previous marches held by similar groups.

We believe the approach is appropriate. We have a duty to ensure that the community in central London can go about their daily business not unduly impacted by demonstrations taking place.

– Superintendent Emma Richards, Met Police

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