EDL drunks disrupt Muslim meeting in Reading

Drunken protesters disrupted a talk from members of an Islamic information group in Reading last weekend.

Police were called to Rivermead Leisure Centre after a group of men who said they were members of the English Defence League started shouting abuse at members of the Berkshire Islamic Information Group at around 12.15pm on Sunday.

Police dispersed the group because some of its members were drunk and their actions were considered to be committing a public order offence.

Officers remained at the event, which was a lecture entitled “The Purpose of Life” until it finished. No arrests were made and the rest of day passed peacefully. Around 400 people attended the talk.

Reading Post, 21 July 2011