The English Defence League (EDL) protest peacefully in Dewsbury
Dewsbury - The English Defence League protest in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, a town that is becoming increasingly Islamified and which was home to the ringleader of the 7/7 London bombers.
An article on the EDL website states that they were protesting "about the problems that Dewsbury has with both militant Islam and with Muslim integration in general, as well as the continued failure of both local and national politicians to even acknowledge that there are these problems.”
The EDL Dewsbury Division Facebook page promotes the demo with the words "Defending our culture” and "If we fail to show courage now, we will leave revolution, civil war or subjugation to our children and our children’s children!”
The marchers sang, "Keep Saint George in my heart, keep me English”, "No surrender to the Taliban” and "We’re coming down the road.”
West Yorkshire Police thank the event organisers
A statement by Kirklees police Divisional Commander, Temporary Chief Superintendent David Lunn, appearing on the West Yorkshire Police website, states:
"We are pleased to say that today's events have passed without incident and that disruption to Dewsbury was kept to a minimum, with the Town returning to normal as soon as possible.
"I would like to thank the community, our partners in the council and other agencies and the event organisers themselves, with whom we have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all concerned throughout the day.
"Approximately 450 EDL demonstrators attended, along with approximately 50 counter-demonstrators, mainly from the UAF and TUC. There have so far been five arrests for minor incidents.
"I am very proud of the community response to today's events. This helped enable the protests to pass peacefully, safely and without serious incident.
["]The feedback we have received from the public and local businesses has been very favourable, which is pleasing as they have always been at the forefront of our considerations as we planned the response to today's events.["]
Speaking to the demonstrators, Tony Curtis mentioned that Tommy Robinson, leader of the EDL had hung English flags off a Luton mosque that morning.
Tracy Bird spoke of problems in the town including the death of Jack Carter.
The Dewsbury Reporter informs that he was killed by a single punch and his killer, 25-year-old Mohammed Nazakat Alam, was sentenced to just 21 months jail and could be released after serving just 11 months.
Tracy also highlighted the links to Dewsbury of the London 7/7 bombers.
Kevin Carroll mentioned cases of EDL supporters having their children taken away from them because of their political beliefs.
Kevin again spoke of the two-tier policing system that exists in the country saying, "The Islamification of Britain is going on and Christianity is being marginalised.”