EDL bus is attacked by dozens of Asian men
5th September 2011
The yellow, red and black bus, carrying around 44 EDL members, was showered with stones as angry teenagers threw traffic cones and bricks, shattering the windows of the bus.
A video on YouTube shows the coach, in Mile End Road, being surrounded with protesters, who scream at the members and throw things at them.
Skirmishes broke out during the afternoon as EDL leader Stephen 'Tommy' Lennon addressed a crowd, boasting he had broken his bail conditions to be at the protest. He was not one of those arrested.
The group had told Scotland Yard it planned to lead a 'static demonstration' in the wake of a 30-day ban by Home Secretary Theresa May on marching in six areas.
There had been fears of potential unrest ahead of the protest, centred on the deprived inner city borough of Tower Hamlets.
Mrs May also banned marches in Newham, Waltham Forest, Islington, Hackney and the City of London.