EDL members don burqas whilst 1,000+ counter demonstrate in Exeter
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The English Defence League (EDL) marched through Exeter this Saturday (16th November), on the same day as a counter-march organised by Exeter Together reportedly attracted in excess of 1,000 attendees. Between 225 and 300 people took to the streets of Exeter in support of the far-right group’s national demonstration, with the heavily policed protest travelling towards a rally at Northernhay Gardens. The Exeter Together rally started at 10:30a.m., and included live music and speeches. Two EDL protesters were controversially seen wearing burqas before and during the afternoon’s demonstration. As the EDL demonstrators prepared to leave their meeting point at a pub in a city centre at around 1.15pm, the two individuals were seen to pretend to pray in the middle of the road while wearing the traditional Islamic dress. Other nearby demo attendees carried a large sign stating, “BAN THE BURKA”. Despite the EDL reporting earlier in the day that a local Muslim woman would be joining them on the march, no such person was sighted by Exeposé reporters.
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