9/11 Memorial Disturbed By Protests

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 86 months ago
9/11 Memorial Disturbed By Protests

Yesterday's 9/11 memorial service at the American embassy was disturbed by a protest by Muslims Against Crusades. They used a loudspeaker to chant slogans and held up banners with slogans that, according to the Metro, included "'our dead are in paradise, your dead are in hellfire".

There was also a nearby counter-demonstration by Muslims opposing MAC, some of whom had travelled hundreds of miles and held signs reading "Keep the silence" and "If you want Sharia, move to Saudi". An EDL demo had earlier formed in the spot reserved for the Muslims Against Crusades protest and had to be moved on by police; somewhat inevitably, scuffles broke out between the EDL and police and also the MAC group. Two men, believed to have taken part in an EDL march along Edgware Road yesterday, were stabbed and police have arrested 11 in connection with the incident.

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Last Updated 12 September 2011