As reported by EDL News, not only have the English Defence League planned to return to Walthamstow, they have refused to liaise with the Metropolitan Police in the organisation of the event.
The controversial far-right group have postponed a planned march in Norwich on October 27, to make a return to the north east London borough, despite their last attempt being what can only be described as an overwhelming failure.
The EDL took to the streets of E17 on Saturday 1 September in an attempt to protest what they believe to be the 'islamification' of Britain. With a low turnout, and a mass counter-demo the disruptive EDL were not only outnumbered, but also overpowered by anti-fascist protesters and locals who opposed the march.
Not wanting the EDL to march through the heart of the community on their way to the Town Hall, locals managed to force the demo into the sidestreets where they were surrounded by police, and forced to return the way they came.
The police, as much as trying to make sure that the march was completed without incident actually played a part in protecting the EDL as opposition demonstrators dwarfed the controversial protest. Their refusal to coordiate with the Met will not only lead to problems on the day organisationally, but also could see the group in a much more vulnerable position than at the previous attempt.; especially as commentators believe there will be fewer EDL members attending, and a larger number of Londoners blocking their way.