Rival groups and police clash at London’s Waterloo station


Protesters walk across Waterloo Bridge during a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, at Westminster, in London, Britain, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

LONDON (Reuters) – Fights broke out between rival groups and police outside London’s Waterloo station on Saturday, with missiles and fireworks thrown, a Reuters witness reported.

A huge cry of “EDL”, which stands for the far-right English Defence League, went up and then demonstrators charged towards the station before police arrived in greater numbers and cordoned off areas.

Far-right activists took to London’s streets on Saturday, vowing to protect historic monuments that have been targeted on the fringes of recent Black Lives Matter marches. They have clashed with some anti-racism groups.

Reporting by Michael Holden, writing by Sarah Young,; Editing by Louise Heavens

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