Five men were charged with violent disorder after a mass brawl during an anti-Shia protest

Anjem Choudary. File photo.

Anjem Choudary. File photo.

First published in East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A plea hearing has been set for five Muslim protesters accused of attacking members of a rival sect.

Mirza Ali, 38, of Lambkins Mews, Walthamstow, and Jordan Horner, 29, also of Walthamstow, and three others are accused of being at the centre of a mass brawl in Edgware Road.

The men will enter their pleas on November 13 at Southwark Crown Court.

They attended an anti-Shia protest on May 10, led by Walthamstow-based radical preacher Anjem Choudary, where violent clashes broke out.

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 they would plead not guilty.

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