Muslim protesters accused of attacking rival sect set to appear in court (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Two men from Walthamstow are in court after violent clashes in May during a rally led by radical preacher Anjem Choudary
Five Muslim protesters are set to appear in court today accused of attacking members of a rival Islamic sect during a demonstration.
Mirza Ali, 38, of Lambkins Mews, Walthamstow, Jordan Horner, also of Walthamstow, and three others are accused of being at the centre of a mass brawl in Edgware Road.
Violent clashes broke out during the anti-Shia protest on May 10, led by radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who also lives in Walthamstow.
Ali and Horner, along with Mohammed Ishtiaq Alamgir, 34, Of Kenilworth Road, Luton, Mohan Uddin, 35, of Trinity Road, Luton, and Kamran Khan, 28, of Wodecroft Road, Luton, are accused of violent disorder and affray.
All five indicated at a previous court appearance that they would plead not guilty, though no pleas have been formally entered.
The case’s first hearing will be at Southwark Crown Court today.