English Defence League demo in Preston: Police say it will not be a march through the city

Posted on - 12th February, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
(c) Matthew Parkinson

EDL demonstration at Preston Flag Market in 2010 – (c) Matthew Parkinson

Preston Police have moved to quash rumours the English Defence League will be ‘marching’ through Preston.


The far-right group is due to demonstrate on Saturday 20 February in the city.

A Facebook group used to promote the event states “it will be a march, don’t believe that the papers are printing about a static demo.”

However, a spokesman for Preston Police said: “There isn’t a march. They will simply move from wherever the agreed must point is to the protest site.”

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He said police were continuing to speak to EDL leaders about where this static protest would be and further information relating to the demonstration.

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