Edinburgh: council orders Scottish Defence League to rethink route of march

Scottish Defence League 2Far-right extremists have been told they must change the route of a planned march through the Capital.

The Scottish Defence League (SDL) had proposed its members and supporters would march from St Giles’ Cathedral to the Grassmarket later this year. However, the city council has now told the SDL to submit an alternative route before a decision on whether to permit the demonstration on Saturday, May 26 is taken.

A council spokesman said: “The application has been continued to the next licensing committee for the organisers, council and police to consider alternative routes.” The matter will be considered again on April 20.

Edinburgh Evening News, 15 March 2012