EDL braced for more raids, arrests and even Crimewatch

How the EDL's big day in Birmingham looked

How the EDL’s big day in Birmingham looked

Over the last week some sixteen English Defence League (EDL) activists have been arrested in a series of raids on their homes as West Midlands Police follow up on the serious disturbances that took place in Birmingham last September at an EDL protest in the wake the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.

Although 28 people were arrested on the day, it is expected that up to sixty more EDL activists are being sought in connection to the serious disorder on the day. The police will no doubt be helped by idiotic EDL members posting up footage on social media of their violent activities on the day.

The Birmingham arrests follow the sentencing last month of 32 EDL activists to a combined total of 55 years for violence following a rally in Walsall in 2012.

Following the convictions for Walsall, up and down the country terrified EDL members are expecting their doors to be put through.

The EDL in Teeside are having an open meeting in Billingham’s Cowpen Leisure Centre on the 25th of this month where a solicitor is expected to dish out legal advice to a number of EDL activists worried about arrest. The 16 arrests so far have taken place from as far and wide as Newcastle and Torquay.

Worse still for the EDL is that a number of their activists will be paraded on television’s Crimewatch next week as West Midlands Police seek to widen their net. Quite a panic has broken out in the ranks with people pointing the finger at others for “grassing” them up.

To add to the confusion, the EDL yesterday issued a statement reinforcing they will not work with groups like the Infidels and the South East Alliance, so they probably should not expect any sympathy or cooperation from those groups. In the North East in particular, this will only increase the hatreds between the groups.

Not helping: The EDL is running out of friends

Not helping: The EDL is running out of friends

Matthew Collins – Hope not Hate