Thousands of people have taken to the streets on London today in a protest march. Football Lads Alliance, who march under a banner of “United Against Extremism” have declared their wish to march against terrorism in the UK.
A spokesman for the Football Lads Alliance, who have recently distanced themselves from groups like the English Defence League, said the march in London Bridge was peaceful. The protests come after a wave of deadly terrorist attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester.
Five hundred people were originally expected for the event, but witnesses say numbers swelled into thousands, as football fans gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral. The Football Lads Alliance lay wreaths at London Bridge to honour the memory of those murdered recent terror attacks. The group was addressed by several speakers including leaders from the Sikh community.