English Defence League Protest in Leeds

When we went to Leeds to run the Tagmap workshop the kids at the youth centre had a lot to talk about when it came to being a muslim in Britain having recently had the EDL protest in town.

The EDL (English Defence League) are a English far-right single-issue organisation formed in 2009. Their stated aim is to oppose the spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic extremism in England.

Throughout this the boys frequently discussed the impact of the EDL and the recent protest in Leeds on Muslim perceptions, highlighting issues between muslim’s and the far right.

One of the lads discussing his views on the EDL.

Aside from the focus on the EDL the boys had engaging discussions about the topics from the flash cards, and felt strongly about conspiracies and the media.

We also worked with them to start to design a t-shirt for them!

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