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UK: EDL 'Gays against Sharia' march is confronted by counter protesters in Manchester02:32

UK: EDL 'Gays against Sharia' march is confronted by counter protesters in Manchester

United Kingdom, Manchester
June 11, 2017 at 18:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson's march 'Gays against Sharia' was met by counter protesters demonstrating under the slogan 'Queers against Islamophobia' in Manchester on Sunday.

Organisers of the 'Gays against Sharia' march said their protest was to honour victims of hate, including the 49 people who were killed in an attack on an Orlando nightclub, on June 12, 2016.

Counter protesters argued that the EDL march was a cover for Islamophobia, saying that the extreme right wants to use both the attack in Orlando, and the recent attacks in London and Manchester, to demonise all Muslims.

Police urged people to stay away from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, out of concern that the two sets of protesters would clash.

UK: EDL 'Gays against Sharia' march is confronted by counter protesters in Manchester02:32
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Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson's march 'Gays against Sharia' was met by counter protesters demonstrating under the slogan 'Queers against Islamophobia' in Manchester on Sunday.

Organisers of the 'Gays against Sharia' march said their protest was to honour victims of hate, including the 49 people who were killed in an attack on an Orlando nightclub, on June 12, 2016.

Counter protesters argued that the EDL march was a cover for Islamophobia, saying that the extreme right wants to use both the attack in Orlando, and the recent attacks in London and Manchester, to demonise all Muslims.

Police urged people to stay away from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, out of concern that the two sets of protesters would clash.

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