Tommy Robinson at a press conference at the Montague Hotel, central London yesterday, after announcing that he is to stand down from the EDL.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA

Former English Defence League leader, Tommy Robinson, who quit the organisation yesterday saying it had been infiltrated by fascists, last night that (...)

Members of Muslim group Minhaj-ul-Quran hold up books that call for a fatwa against suicide bombers, near the scene of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, southeast London. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

The family of one of the men suspected of murdering a soldier in Woolwich today expressed “profound shame and distress” over the death, as a second ac(...)

English Defence League (EDL) supporters try to reach anti-fascist protestors during a rally outside Downing Street in London today. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Tensions simmered in central London today as the right-wing English Defence League (EDL) marched to Downing Street.About 1,000 protesters chanted “Mus(...)

English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson (left) with EDL supporters outside The Queens Arms pub in Woolwich following the killing earlier this week of a British soldier.  Photograph: Neil Lancefield/PA Wire

The English Defence League (EDL), which took to the streets of Woolwich after Wednesday’s atrocity, has had a short but violent history and is (...)