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Tuesday 15 June 2010: Far right supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) clashed with protestors from Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) during a Freedom of the Borough parade in Barking by the Royal Anglian troops, who recently returned from Afghanistan. At least two people were arrested, one for carrying a knife.
This was the first appearance from Muslims Against Crusades. When they exited the underground station at Barking it became clear some, if not all, were Al Muhajiroun, also known as Islam4UK. Both groups have been banned in the past for being proscribed groups supporting terrorism, although there has never been any evidence to uphold this ruling.
Al Muhajiroun were behind the small group of fanatical protestors that set off the Luton clashes during a troop homecoming parade in Luton in 2009, which saw the creation of the English Defence League as a direct result.
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