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Britain First Mosque Protest In East London Is Yet Another Humiliating Disaster

02/03/2016 09:19 GMT | Updated 02/03/2016 09:59 GMT

Britain First's lack of real-world popularity has been laid bare during a mosque protest in which only around five supporters showed up.

Deputy leader Jayda Fransen, a flimsy cross and a handful of burly, silent men staged the hapless demonstration outside the East London Mosque in a drizzly Tower Hamlets.

Fransen was unfazed by the lack of support as she declared "it's good to see so many people have turned up" while looking around at a mostly empty pavement.

She continued: "I'm out here doing God's work peacefully. I'm saying to you 'turn away from the false prophet and embrace the saviour Jesus Christ."

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The 'protest'

Turning to a policeman on the scene Fransen said: "Is it in your job description to mock a Christian who is preaching in the street?"

Despite claiming to represent "traditional British Christian values", in January Britain First was denounced by every major Christian denomination in the UK.

Representatives of 14 churches and Christian groups variously described the political party as "extremist", "self-serving" and "blasphemous" and condemned its actions as "hi-jacking the name of Jesus Christ to justify hatred and spread fear".

Christian Groups Condemn Britain First