"As part of the pre-event investigation and disruption activity prior to the proposed EDL march in Waltham Forest on Saturday 27 October, MPS police officers arrested 53 people on Saturday 20 October. The bulk of the arrests were for Conspiracy to Cause a Public Nuisance.
The vast majority were released on police bail until the end of November with a variety of conditions, including:
- not to enter the London Boroughs of Islington, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham;
- not to enter London on Saturday 27 October or Sunday 11 November;
- not to attend any demonstrations or assemblies.
In relation to any application to seek a ban from the Home Secretary, the MPS has always and will continue to consider all options in relation to the proposed demonstration.
The available intelligence, legality and ability to enforce any such application for a ban is constantly under review. Although the MPS hasn’t been able to exercise this option to date, the decision remains on our agenda.
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