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John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Monday, March 7, 2011
A protest staged in a bid to stop the opening of a mosque in Dagenham passed off peacefully on Saturday.
Fifty people joined the demo from Chadwell Heath Station to Green Lane in Dagenham, where a community centre and Muslim place of worship is to be unveiled by the autumn.
Twenty police supervised the protest led by the English Nationalist Alliance.
The English Defence League is planning another demonstration in Green Lane this Saturday and the British National Party the following Saturday.
Trying to save a few quid proved disastrous for one man who was forced to cough up a hefty fine after dodging his train fare.
Barking and Dagenham Council has nailed its colours to the mast by flying a Scottish flag over Dagenham Civic Centre.
To look at Barking today it’s hard to believe it was once Britain’s busiest fishing port.