British far-Right group protest mosque ‘that turned out to be a KFC’
An English Defense League protest against a planned mosque happened to be a KFC fast-food branch, costing local police heavily
A documentary is set to reveal on Monday how UK police spent £500,000 ($852,000) to control an English Defense League (EDL) far-Right protest against a planned mosque, which happened to be a KFC fast-food branch.
The BBC documentary, “Police Under Pressure,” documents how false rumors were spread that a pub was to be turned into a mosque, resulting in the protest in the city of Sheffield.
Around 1,200 extra officers from 15 different forces had to be called, striking the already cash-strapped force with the massive bill.
The EDL is a far-Right street protest movement which opposes the spread of Islamism and Sharia Law in the UK. The group originated from the city of Luton and has been described as Islamophobic.
There has been rising anti-Muslim sentiments in the UK in recent months following attacks on Emirati and Saudi citizens in the country, classed by police as suspected hate crimes, along with the influx of British jihadists fighting in the Syrian civil war.