Already EDL supporters have taken to the streets to help defend their communities and prepare for the clean-up operations that must follow the last few days of rioting of looting.
We already have members organising themselves in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Norwich and Birmingham, and are also looking to organise efforts in Bristol, Leeds, Wolverhampton, Salford, Nottingham, Leicester and Hull.
If you live near to any of these areas, please contact your Division Leaders and Regional Organisers to find out what you can do to help, or speak to members on our forums or the official EDL Facebook page.
We are hoping to safeguard local businesses through a strong physical presence, and discourage trouble-makers from gathering in our town and city centres. No one should need reminding that the EDL condemn the use of violence: we need to stand with our communities, not do them a disservice like the rioters and looters continue to do.
The EDL, and all decent people, be they black, white, Christian, Sikh, Jewish or Muslim, are sickened by this mindless, selfish and ultimately self-defeating behaviour. We believe that it is our duty to stand united against to those who would seek to divide our communities.
This is not about Islam, it is a different form of radicalism. But if we truly believe that England is a place worth defending – and I’m sure we all do – then we cannot stand idly by.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” - Edmund Burke