Protests over murdered British soldier, pressure on Cameron

May 27, 2013 20:00

LONDON - Around a thousand far-right protesters shouting "Muslim killers, off our streets" marched through central London on Monday against a backdrop of swelling anti-Muslim feeling following the killing of a British soldier last week.

Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier, was hacked to death in broad daylight in a south London street by two men who said they killed him in the name of Islam. The attack has shocked Britain and stirred an anti-Muslim backlash, including attacks on mosques.In a tense but largely peaceful demonstration, supporters of the far-right English Defense League (EDL) rallied in London outside UK Prime Minister David Cameron's residence waving placards and shouting anti-Islamic obscenities.

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