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UK: SDL march met by counter protest in central Edinburgh

United Kingdom, Edinburgh
August 17, 2013 at 15:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK: SDL march met by counter protest in central Edinburgh

A march in central Edinburgh by the far-right Scottish Defence League (SDL) was met by a counter-protest on Saturday. Around 200 SDL supporters arrived outside the Scottish capital's Waverly station where they were joined by members of the English Defence League.

Carrying Scottish flags while shouting racist and anti-Islamic chants, SDL supporters headed down the Royal Mile to Holyrood and the Scottish Parliament building.

The SDL, which says it wants "to stop the Islamisation of the United Kingdom", was met by hundreds of counter-protesters including members of the Unite Against Fascism group.

The two sides jeered and shouted at each other but were kept separate by police, who eventually escorted SDL members from the scene. The demonstrations, though vocal, did not result in violence, although several arrests were reported.

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UK: SDL march met by counter protest in central Edinburgh

A march in central Edinburgh by the far-right Scottish Defence League (SDL) was met by a counter-protest on Saturday. Around 200 SDL supporters arrived outside the Scottish capital's Waverly station where they were joined by members of the English Defence League.

Carrying Scottish flags while shouting racist and anti-Islamic chants, SDL supporters headed down the Royal Mile to Holyrood and the Scottish Parliament building.

The SDL, which says it wants "to stop the Islamisation of the United Kingdom", was met by hundreds of counter-protesters including members of the Unite Against Fascism group.

The two sides jeered and shouted at each other but were kept separate by police, who eventually escorted SDL members from the scene. The demonstrations, though vocal, did not result in violence, although several arrests were reported.

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