Police arrest EDL members to ‘avert planned attack’ in London

Police arrested 179 members of the English Defence League after reports of repeated threats to attack Occupy protesters camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral on Armistice Day.

Scotland Yard said they believed a breach of the peace was about to take place after they got intelligence that the EDL were planning the Armistice Day attack. The law states officers can arrest if they believe the breach of the peace to be “imminent.”

A member of the tented community outside the cathedral expressed gratitude to the police for preventing any violence.

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