Heres a chewin bone 170+ EDL arrested for being there': Police arrest EDL members to 'avert planned attack' in London | UK news | The Guardian And even the BBC (see video commentary) appears a little uneasy with this pre-crime/thought crime scenario. BBC News - EDL members arrested held near Cenotaph in London My thoughts: having banned the MAC loonies Plod and the Politicos needed to show a bit of ethnic even handedness in the name of multiculturism and non-racism and lo and behold along comes the perfect target White, Male, English, Workng Class, Beer Swilling, Heterosexual and, joy of joys, Far Right(whatever that may mean these days). I am minded of the words of Pastor Neimöller: First they came for the communists, and I didnt speak out because I wasnt a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didnt speak out for I wasnt a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I didnt speak out for I wasnt a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me. We are heading down a very slippery slope indeed in this country.