An estimated throng of 2,000 strong English patriots marched peacefully through the streets of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England to honor the recently butchered British “Squaddie” (English slang for soldier), as reported by the Shropshire Star (of Telford, England) on May 25, 2013.
Drummer Lee Rigby of Her Majesty’s Royal Artillery was attacked while walking outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in the Woolwich area of south London just days ago.
Two Muslim attackers first struck Drummer Rigby with their car, then when dazed and injured, they proceeded to butcher him with a meat cleaver and a butcher’s knife.
The Afghan war vet was eventually very slowly publicly beheaded.
The gruesome scene was recorded on witnesses’ cellphones, and a video emerged in which one of the two suspects — his hands bloodied — boasted of their exploits and warned of more violence as the soldier lay on the ground. Holding bloody knives and a meat cleaver, the suspects waited for police, who shot them in the legs, witnesses said.
In the video, one of the suspects declared, “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you … We must fight them as they fight us.”
Meanwhile In Newcastle…
As reported, members of the patriotic organization, the English Defence League (EDL) gathered in the northeastern English city of Newcastle Upon Tyne to honor the fallen warrior.
Drummer Rigby’s official military title was “Drummer,” but served in combat fighting the Taliban as a machine gunner, and by all accounts, served with honor, distinction and valor.
With few exceptions, the march was peaceful and ended in an orderly fashion.
Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert stated to the press: