Faces Of The Day

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 14 2012 @ 3:30pm


Members of the English Defence League gesture as they march through Bristol on July 14, 2012. A large police presence was used to contain the supporters, who marched to Queen Square for a rally from a counter demonstration that was taking place at the same time by "We Are Bristol" started in Castle Park. By Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

A primer on the EDL:

The English Defence League is a far-right street protest movement which opposes what it considers to be a spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic extremism in the United Kingdom. At many of their demonstrations, EDL members have clashed with counter-demonstrators, including supporters of Unite Against Fascism (UAF).