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Opinion: Saturday’s EDL protest and community event showed why we’re Proud Preston

Muslim girls hand out roses on the Flag Market (Pic Dave Wilcox), the EDL demo as seen from the police helicopter, and flags at the EDL demo If there’s one thing you can rely on in Preston, it is the rain. Lancashire Police would have been breathing a sigh of relief as ‘PC Rain’, as they refer […]

4 years ago
Labour MEP brands EDL ‘retrograde racists’ at Preston demonstration

Julie Ward, Labour MEP for the North West, appeared at the community celebration event at the Flag Market today. She gave a passionate speech supporting multiculturalism to those gathered in […]

4 years ago
English Defence League in Preston: No arrests made confirm Lancashire Police

Police officers at the Community Celebration event (Pic: Dawn Mander) and the EDL in Birley Street watched by officers Police in Preston have confirmed no arrests were made during a protest in the city by the English Defence League or at a counter demonstration event on the Flag Market. […]

4 years ago
Is this the most ridiculous moment from the EDL protest?

An EDL protest is something that shouldn’t necessarily be made light of but when something like this comes along you can’t help it. As Blog Preston covered both sides of […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Outpouring of free food, drinks and entertainment in reaction to EDL protests

A community celebration was held at the Flag Market today in response to the protests by the English Defence League. You can recap all our live coverage from both events […]

4 years ago
English Defence League hold short protest in Preston

English Defence League march in Preston Around 100 members of the English Defence League assembled in Preston city centre to protest against what they claim is a ‘Islamicisation’ of the city. Preston Police, supported by a […]

4 years ago
English Defence League in Preston: Recap updates as protest and community gathering take place

Preston Police put hundreds of officers on the streets of the city as the English Defence League protested about Preston becoming a ‘creeping Sharia city’. At the same time a […]

4 years ago
English Defence League in Preston: Police call for ‘no surprises’ during demonstration

Police officers on the Flag Market this week during a logistics exercise Pic: Tony Worrall A call for ‘business as usual’ has been made by senior police officers and council leaders ahead of a demonstration by the English Defence League in the city. Lancashire Police […]

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