This woman’s amused look in the face of a snarling protester summed up how most people felt about the EDL march in Birmingham.Around 50 EDL members turned out for the demonstration in England’s second largest city yesterday but were met with bemusement by many.
There were very few Asian people out on the scene at that time.
Overall, my experiences on the scene in those early years were positive.
It is thought that the English Defence League member was Ian Crossland, the newly elected leader of the group.
In response to the image, Birmingham Labour MP, Jess Phillips, wrote: ‘Who looks like they have power here, the real Brummy on the left or the EDL who migrated for the day to our city and failed to assimilate?
That's exactly what Sparkhill is like."Sparkhill, on the south side of Birmingham, has been a mainly Asian neighbourhood since the 1950s.