Birmingham: Student group to host EDL rally

Bar Risa, the Birmingham based student club, is hosting an English Defence League (EDL) rally tonight, with all the proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.

The event is taking place after a West Midland police request, with Risa viewed as the only bar large and central enough to host the group, despite the fact that the venue has repeatedly turned down EDL requests in the past.

The event is taking place the night before the organised rally, due to commence in Birmingham City Centre on Saturday 11th October, where an estimated 750 supporters of the group are expected to gather.

The protest is expected to be met by counter-demonstrations of several groups, including the UAF (United Front Against Facism)…