From the few reports covering today's EDL protest in Aylesbury, it is clear that supporters vastly outweighed the number of UAF counter-demonstrators. The BBC and Telegraph estimate that the EDL managed to draw a crowd some 800 - 1,000-strong, compared to a mere 75 for the UAF. According to the Telegraph, there was some low-level violence on the part of some amongst the EDL crowd, but previous reporting of such protests has been so skewed against the EDL in favour of the Islamo-Marxist UAF that it would be best to wait for reports and video evidence to emerge from the EDL and bystanders before rushing to any conclusions.
According to the BBC, twelve arrests were made, but as no mention was made as to whether they were EDL supporters or UAF counter-demonstrators, we should once again reserve judgement until the full facts become available. As the EDL is portrayed as a 'far-right' bogey by the BBC, it is doubtful that it would have passed up the opportunity to crow about the fact that its supporters had been arrested. Previous arrests at EDL protests have predominantly been of UAFsupporters, so it is probable that once again Islamo-Marxists have been taken into custody. The fact that of the twelve eight "were being held on suspicion of carrying offensive weapons" would seem to support this supposition, for UAF members have been arrested for this self-same offence at a number of counter-demonstrations.