Reports and photographs from an EDL demonstration in Exeter today appear to show members of the group laughing as they don burkhas and "pray in the streets."
-- Exeposé (@Exepose) November 16, 2013
EDL have two people dressed in Burkhas praying on New North Road - march about to start #edlmarch-- XpressionFM News (@XpressionFMNews) November 16, 2013
EDL in Exeter reportedly chanted 'Mohammed is a pedo.' Two of them are dressed in Burkhas, mock praying on the street pic.twitter.com/UZ2pZ81nag-- Harrison Jones (@HarrisonJones7) November 16, 2013
The group's new chairman Tim Ablitt had previously bizarrely claimed to IBTimes UK that today's event in Exeter would feature a Muslim woman marching with the EDL.
The EDL wants more Muslims and fewer neo-Nazis in its ranks, the group's new chairman said.
"We were contacted by a Muslim woman - she sent a message saying she wants to attend [the Exeter march]. We have to provide some protection and we are hoping to facilitate her attending," Ablitt told IBTimes UK.