Thatcham says ‘there’s no place for EDL here’
A DEMONSTRATION in Thatcham town centre by English Defence League members and supporters has been condemned as “vigilantism”.
Newbury MP Richard Benyon condemned the incident at the weekend, saying: “In this country we don’t operate by the rule of the mob”.
Meanwhile, shopkeepers and civic leaders told the far right organisation to “stay away from our town”.
For weeks, EDL members are said to have been leafleting and fly-posting in Thatcham.
Matters came to a head last Friday evening when a group of EDL members and supporters, some claiming to hail from Bournemouth and Southampton, descended on Thatcham town centre.
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