EDL plan demonstration ‘against rising immigration’ in Boston

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The English Defence Leagues’ Lincolnshire branch has announced plans to hold a demonstration in Boston on October 1 - ‘against rising immigration and for the Government to evoke Article 50’.

Paul Whiteside, on behalf of the group wrote on social media: “With rising tensions in the town, we believe that bringing in a points system for immigration would stop the flow and the decimation of our towns and city’s.”

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police confirmed it was aware of the plans and said: ““We are currently working with our partners, a range of affected businesses and community group and EDL organisers around a planned demonstration in Boston on the October 1.

“The right to hold a peaceful demonstration is a fundamental human right.

“The details have yet to be confirmed and we are considering all proportionate aspects around this proposal.”

The English Defence League is a far-right movement which focuses on opposition to what it considers to be a spread of Islamism and Sharia in the United Kingdom.

Earlier this year, Boston has voted ‘out’ in the European Union Referendum with the leave campaign taking more than 75.5 per cent of the vote.