Published on Jun 29, 2013 Two English Defence League leaders were arrested as they attempted to visit the spot where Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death in broad daylight last month.
EDL 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.
The Metropolitan Police said on Friday that anyone trying to march to Woolwich would be arrested and imposed a route for the walk between Hyde Park Corner and ending at Old Palace Yard, opposite the House of Lords.
In a statement posted on the EDL's Twitter feed, the group said: "Tommy Robinson & Kev Caroll arrested for obstructing the police and carted off." more here
Published on Jun 29, 2013 http://news.sky.com/story/1109545/edl... EDL Leader Robinson Arrested Amid Tribute Bid Police detain English Defence League leaders who were banned from marching to where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed. 1:09pm UK, Saturday 29 June 2013 Video: EDL Leader Arrested Amid March Bid Enlarge Email Two English Defence League leaders have been arrested in London as they attempted to march to Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in May. Tommy Robinson shouted, "You are enforcing Sharia law", at officers who held him on suspicion of obstructing police as he tried to enter the London borough of Tower Hamlets. The EDL had previously announced plans to walk through part of the capital before gathering outside Woolwich Barracks, near where Drummer Rigby was hacked to death in broad daylight. But the Metropolitan Police put conditions on the march which demanded that it ended at Old Palace Yard, opposite the House of Lords. As well as planning to lay flowers in memory of Drummer Rigby, Mr Robinson and EDL co-leader Kevin Carroll, who was also arrested, were walking to raise money for a young girl fighting cancer. Sky Correspondent Tom Parmenter said: "They'd walked six miles when they were arrested outside Aldgate East underground station. more here