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Friday, November 12, 2010

Muslims clash with police after burning poppy in anti-Armistice Day protest

Muslims clashed with police after burning a large poppy in protest at Britain's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which was timed to coincide with Armistice Day's two-minute silence.

Muslim protestors demonstrate near Hyde Park in London on Armistice Day

Muslim protestors demonstrate near Hyde Park in London on Armistice Day Photo: AP

Armistice Day: protesters burn poppy: Police escort the Muslim protestors into the underground train station after they began a protest in the Kensington area of London

Police escort the Muslim protestors into the underground train station after they began the protest Photo: AP

Andy Bloxham

By Andy Bloxham 3:58PM GMT 11 Nov 2010

About 35 Islamic protesters, dressed in dark clothes and with many masking their faces, carried banners and chanted slogans such as "British soldiers: terrorists".

The group confronted police officers and briefly fought with them, leaving one officer with a head injury requiring hospital treatment, and three arrests were made.

Around 50 counter demonstrators from the far-right English Defence League gathered nearby but officers kept the two sides apart.

 

EXCUSE ME BUT . . . . . . .this is so wrong these people must be deported and the wearing of a mask in this situation should be an arrestable offence. You can bet your life if we did the equivalent over in Saudi or Pakistan of Iran we would be beaten mercilessly.