Three held in court protest melee

Thurrock Gazette: Demonstrators waving flags outside the Old Bailey in London ahead of the sentencing of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale Demonstrators waving flags outside the Old Bailey in London ahead of the sentencing of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale

Three people were arrested outside the Old Bailey today as far-right protesters gathered ahead of the sentencing of two Muslim fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby.

Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the court building, waving Union flags and chanting.

A City of London Police spokesman said two men were arrested, one on suspicion of actual bodily harm and one for affray.

A woman was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

The police spokesman said there was a "significant police presence" in the area.

The street has been closed in both directions outside the court .

Supporters of the British National Party and the English Defence League gathered around gallows which had been constructed in the street and m any held placards which read: "Restore capital punishment".

The crowd cheered when the sentences was announced.

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