British nationalists protest over soldier's murder
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 01:10
May 27 - Members of the ultra-nationalist group EDL rallied in London, demanding an ''English Spring'' as anger over the killing of a British soldier stirred anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. Deborah Gembara reports.
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British nationalists took to the streets of London chanting the name of the soldier killed in broad daylight last week.
"There's only one Lee Rigby"
The brutal attack, which was reportedly in retaliation for Muslims killed by British troops, has fueled anti-Muslim sentiment in the country with several attacks on mosques and Islamic cultural centers in the past fews days. Some members of of the EDL, the English Defence League, the group that organized Monday's rally called on supporters to launch an "English Spring."
Opponents of the EDL, who tried to counter the right wing rally with their own demonstration were pelted by coins and bottles. Police had to intervene to keep the groups apart.
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