But George Thomas, for the Metropolitan Police, said people taking part in EDL marches could be “unreasonably” provocative and he believed between 1,000 and 2,000 people would take part in the EDL march and “several thousand” in counter-demonstrations.
He said this could leave the police facing “crisis management”.
Mr Justice King was told that Tower Hamlets had the biggest Muslim population in the country.
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been arrested on a controversial march that was prevented from going through the centre of one of Britain’s biggest Muslim communities.
A tweet on the EDL website stated: “Tommy’s been arrested for incitement.”
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “A 30-year-old man was arrested for breaching section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 and inciting others to breach section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986. He has been taken to a central London police station where he currently remains.”
I am working on a ton of stuff, some of which was just sent to me now from a salami-al-qeada demonstration here in Ottawa at Parliament hill. Please check back soon for a lot more news.