Tommy: "The Police Can Not Protect Us In That Community"
EDL leader Robinson held on march
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been arrested on a controversial march that was prevented from going through the centre of one of Britain's biggest Muslim communities.
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson speaks at the march in east London prior to his arrest (PA)
A tweet on the EDL website stated: "Tommy's been arrested for incitement."
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 30-year-old man was arrested for breaching section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 and inciting others to breach section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986. He has been taken to a central London police station where he currently remains."
The far-right EDL had lost a High Court battle over where they are allowed to demonstrate.
They had wanted to rally in an area in Tower Hamlets, east London, which they say is "subject to Sharia law", but Judge Mr Justice King yesterday ruled that a police decision to impose restrictions over fears of "serious public disorder" was reasonable and proportionate.