Published on Sep 3, 2013
The English Defence League (EDL) have stated that they intend to carry out a peaceful demonstration in Tower Hamlets, London, England, on 7th September 2013.
EDL march likely as Tower Hamlets Mayor
A planned march through Tower Hamlets by far right group the English Defence League looks set to go ahead this weekend - despite threats of legal action if no ban is enforced.
The borough’s mayor, Lutfur Rahman, was snubbed after requesting a meeting with home secretary Theresa May to call on her to ban the march or face a High Court battle.
The Home Office is unable to ban the march without first receiving an application from Scotland Yard – but no such application has been made.
“I’m deeply disappointed that the police and the home secretary have failed to act, despite my formally requesting them to do so,” Mr Rahman said last week.
“I call upon them to see sense, but in the absence of an adequate response I intend to take this matter to the High Court.”