Is low turnout in Exeter for EDL a sign of decline? PIC: Reuters
The demise of the English Defence League (EDL) was being predicted after a march by the far-right group in Exeter drew only 200 people.
A counter-demonstration against the EDL being in the city was attended by four times as many people.
The low turnout was heralded as a sign that a terminal decline of the anti-Islam group is underway.
Ahead of the march, new chairman Tim Ablitt told IBTimes UK the event in Exeter would show how well the EDL was adapting to life following the resignation of founder and leader Tommy Robinson (real name Steven Yaxley Lennon).
But that was not the message from last weekend.
The small attendance was taken by EDL watchers to signal the end of a bounce in popularity experienced by the street protest group in the wake of Army drummer Lee…
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