Labour condemn far-right 'invasion' of East London Mosque

Labour candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has condemned the actions of Britain First activists for what he described as an "intentionally provocative and insulting stunt."

Reports state that the far right activists entered the East London Mosque without removing their shoes despite requests to respect it as a place of worship but left soon after they realised they were about to receive a parking ticket.

Labour's candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said:

"I am appalled that anyone would think such an intentionally provocative and insulting stunt was acceptable.

"The fact that these thugs have no respect for the mosque or its worshipers tells you everything you need to know about the intolerant and backwards views they hold."

In a joint statement Labour MPs Rushanara Ali and Jim Fitzpatrick, said:

"Tower Hamlets has a proud history of rejecting those who try to divide us. Last year our community came together to resolutely reject the divisive EDL. These Britain First trouble makers should take heed and recognise their rhetoric is not welcome in Tower Hamlets."

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