Hemel Hempstead just one of 48 locations chosen for EDL memorial marches

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Nearly 50 walks across the country in memory of murdered army drummer Lee Rigby on Saturday are now listed on the EDL’s website.
The list, featuring the memorial march through Hemel Hempstead tomorrow, also includes nearby towns Luton and Northampton.

The website says: “On Saturday the first of June the EDL will be holding walks of silence up and down the country in memory of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

“EDL Divisions will walk to monuments commemorating our armed forces to lay wreaths in memory of Lee and all our brave servicemen and women who have lost their lives.”

The page also urges participants to be “proud, respectful and silent”.

Meanwhile, an open letter from anti racism and fascism campaign group Hope Not Hate to the Daily Mirror condemning the EDL initiative has also been circulated online. It claims to have had more than 20,000 signatures today and has been signed by Herts county councillor for Tring Nick Hollinghurst and Richard Howitt, Labour MEP for Essex, Herts, Beds, Cambs, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The walk in Hemel Hempstead is planned to start on Midland Road at 1pm, after an 11.30am meet up. It will continue through the town centre and on to the Boxmoor war memorial.