English Defence League vows peaceful march in Telford

The English Defence League is a “peaceful organisation” and will cause no trouble on a protest march in Telford next month, one of its members claimed today.

The English Defence League is a “peaceful organisation” and will cause no trouble on a protest march in Telford next month, one of its members claimed today.

The group is planning to hold a national march in the town on August 13, with nearly 400 people due to attend.

Unite Against Fascism has also confirmed it will be in Telford on the same day, while AFC Telford United kick off their Blue Square Premier campaign against Luton at the New Bucks Head.

West Mercia Police has confirmed it is aware a march could take place and pledged there would be sufficient numbers of officers available to respond.