Demonstrators clashed with police last night in south east London where an estimated 100 people, many in EDL balaclavas, gathered and threw missiles at the police.

The police charged and the demonstrators dispersed after the incident, with many congregating at The Queen’s Arms pub.

A man is also reported to have walked into a mosque in Braintree, Essex brandishing a knife. The local MP for the area, Brooks Newmark, last night tweeted:

“Local mosque in Braintree attacked by man with knives and incendiary device. Man arrested. No one injured.”

Two men were shot by police yesterday on suspicion of an assault in Woolwich which left one man, a British soldier, dead. They are being treated in separate hospitals. 

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