EDL – Full Of Shit
Throughout most of the day there was little of interest.
People were gathering from 11 .30 with UAF, but it wasn’t till 3 o’clock that real groups began to gather around Aldgate East. After hours of waiting the EDL were being moved from the destinations across London to Aldgate.
The EDL have not been able to enter Tower Hamlets. At 3 they were in a police kettle at Aldgate, around 10 yards from the start of the borough, but for them it might as well be a hundred miles. The Ten yards between them and Tower Hamlets was controlled by an army of police, and after them there was a mob of locals and antifascists. Groups of women on pedal Bikes were seen on their side of the kettle ramming their bikes at the EDL muppets, all they could do was cry to the police how unfair it all was.
The police were locking down the area. It was hard to walk a street without being searched under section 60, But after “Tommy” was nicked and the EDL started to shuffle away from the City of London action began to ignite. A crew of Antifascists and local youth teamed up in Wapping, heading down to see the EDL off.
Then a flash point at the end of the day. Despite the EDL running home without entering Tower Hamlets one coach felt a little bold. It drove through Whitechapel with the mugs inside shouting out to piss off the locals as they drove through.
Groups caught up with the slowly moving coach and at Mile End it came under attack. The police rushed to their aid, stuck them in vans and carried them home, but could not prevent the coach getting well and truly smashed. Their coach driver was last seen fleeing the area.
The EDL have been planning the “liberation” of Tower Hamlets since December. And they couldn’t even get here…HA !
We would also like to say a massive thank you to the many people that gave up their time, travelled across the country and joined us today. Thank you for the solidarity, we can’t wait to return it.