Source : Hope Not Hate ------------------------------------------------- Now I'm usually one to raise my voice and say banning any march is a slippery slope to the degeneration of our rights to protest and freedom of speech, but in this case I'm actually glad the WYP have put in this application. The EDL had originally planned to march through a Muslim majority area with the intention of setting off another race riot similar to the one in 2001. There are a minority who are going there in actual protest, but anyone who follows the EDL will know that this march was being billed as "WW3" - and this includes their "promotional" (propaganda) videos. For those tempers who aren't from the UK and might not have heard of the EDL (English Defence League) they are a "protest" movement against Islamic extremism who claim to be non-racist, non-political and peaceful. This of course is total bollocks. Once you scratch past the surface you find it's most definitely a violent, racist and fascist movement. They aren't just against Islamic extremism, they are against immigration, the building of Mosques, Hal-Al meat, anti-Left Wing and much much more. One of their favourite "protest chants" is "Allah is a paedo", which gives you some idea of their ignorance and bigotry. This of course doesn't stop them holding a static protest, which of course is their legal right, but a static protest is much better than an inflammatory march through a majority Muslim area. It will also make it alot easier for the police to keep them kettled and under control. Although as anyone who has followed them will know that static demos in the past haven't stopped them breaking out into riots and smashing up British town centres across the country.