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Anti-Islamist English Defense League takes to streets of Newcastle

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 01:35

May 25 - Under heavy police guard, the anti-Islamist English Defense League stages protest in Newcastle after savage murder of British soldier. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The anti-Islamist English Defense league sounds off in Newcastle. They are showing support for soldier Lee Rigby -- who was was brutally killed in London by men who claimed to be acting in revenge for British wars in Muslim countries. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EDL SPOKESMAN TOMMY ROBINSON, SAYING: "I don't think anyone's got their finger on the undercurrent, on the pulse in this country to feel the anger, and frustration, the inability by the Islamic community to confront these extremists, to confront Jihad, to confront Sharia. What are they doing about it? We're angry, we want them to act, we want to see something done, we want to see light at the end of the tunnel. This is going to happen again. This has been a slow progression from spitting at our troops in Luton, to burning our poppies to beheading our troops. " Under heavy security they take their message to the streets. A small group of women shouting against them are led away by police. A very different scene in south London where people pay tribute to Rigby with flowers. Rigby served with distinction in Afghanistan, Germany and Cyprus. At the time of his murder, he was with a recruiting group encouraging young people to join the army. He was married and had a two year old son. In an emotional news conference, Rigby's family said their "hearts have been ripped apart".

Anti-Islamist English Defense League takes to streets of Newcastle

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 01:35

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