EDL { 20 images } Created 22 Oct 2010

The rise of the far right is a significant trend occurring worldwide. Disenchanted with the increasingly "Islamafication of Britain," a 27 year old from Bedfordshire founded the English Defence League (EDL) in 2009. Among its 5,000 members are former British National Party activists, football club enthusiasts and xenophobes. Many of their protests around England have turned violent with hate messages, racist chants, and intense interaction with police resulting in many arrests. Conversely, numerous group members solely engage in peaceful demonstrations where the media alone perpetuates militant, aggressive stereotypes, grabbing headlines even when demonstrations are otherwise uneventful.
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