Wolverhampton Crown Court heard trouble flared between the 600 EDL supporters and 200 members of the United Against Racism movement, who were holding a counter demonstration.
Mr David Bennett, prosecuting, said police saw pages from the Koran being burnt along with a Pakistan flag while there were also abusive and racists chants from EDL supporters.
Placards were also being carried, with one reading “Our Walsall will not be part of Pakistan,” he said.
During the trouble a young Asian UAR member also made an ‘inflammatory gesture’ and EDL members surged towards police bidding to keep the protesters apart, the court was told.
The far-right group’s supporters pushed, punched and kicked out at officers who faced missiles including bricks, bottles, coins and wood broken from street furniture and tables in a nearby pub.
These EDL extremists burnt copies of the Holy Quran and the Pakistan national flag during a public demonstration in Walsall, but they only oppose radical Islam apparently…
Original Source: Birmingham Mail