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Police have already arrested nine others, including two main suspects shot by officers at the scene of the killing who are hospitalised under armed guard.

Earlier, three men arrested on Saturday over Drummer Rigby’s killing were released on bail.

Supporters of the English Defence League marched through central London, pushing their way through a police cordon as they made their way to Trafalgar Square.

They chanted “Muslim killers off our streets” and “There’s only one Lee Rigby” in tribute to the soldier killed in Woolwich, south-east London, last Wednesday.

The protesters held placards that read “Blood on your hands” and “GB RIP”.

The demonstrators marched through Admiralty Arch and onto Parliament Square.

They were escorted by Metropolitan Police officers and vans, while a force helicopter followed overhead.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said Whitehall was closed to traffic because of “a number of demonstrations”.


Around 1,000 EDL protesters then made their way along Whitehall before taking a position on the pavement across the road from the prime minister’s Downing Street residence.

A much smaller group of anti-fascist demonstrators gathered opposite them holding an “EDL Racists” banner.

Both sides traded insults but were kept apart by officers and barriers.

The EDL supporters chanted: “We hate Cameron.”

Monday’s developments came after the Home Secretary Theresa May strongly indicated she would seek to revive legislation giving security agencies access to public communications data.

She told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: “We are now working through across the government what action we can take but I’m clear, the law enforcement agencies, the intelligence agencies need access to communications data and that is essential to them doing their job.”


Her revelation came after Downing Street confirmed the launch of a new terror taskforce to crack down on extremism.

The group, comprising cabinet ministers and top police and security service officials, will focus on radical preachers who seek out potential recruits in prisons, schools, colleges and mosques.

Yesterday, members of the soldier’s family wept as they made an emotional visit to the scene of his murder.

His widow Rebecca, mother Lyn, 46, stepfather Ian Rigby, 54, and other relatives laid flowers at the Woolwich Barracks in south-east London where the soldier with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was based, and where hundreds of floral tributes have already been left by wellwishers.


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