The Stirrer understands that there are just four people on the roof, where the flag of St George and the Israeli flag are both flying – along with a banner saying “No Mosques”. One source told The Stirrer that the plan is for the demonstrators to remain for at least a week to show their opposition to the "Islamification" of the town. Apparently, they intend to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer five times a day.
News of the incident filtered through on The Stirrer Forum last night, and a group of around 30 EDL followers arrived in the area at about 11pm, apparently to gain access to the roof.
West Midlands Police report that all but four were dispersed, “following minor outbreaks of disorder.” They add that, “no arrests were made. One police officer and one local youth were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.”
Stirrer blogger Brendan King who lives nearby posted on The Stirrer Forum:
"The site of the proposed Mosque/commumity/sports centre has turned into a riot zone with 100s or more of white skinhead youths dressed in St George Flag T shirts and various other football type insignia.Officers have cordoned off the area and are currently negotiating with the protestors and monitoring the situation. Hall Street remains closed this morning between Trindle Road and Dixons Green.
"They have been rioting outside of my door and all along my street. The violent mobsters with EDL flags have been hand to hand fighting with the riot police - and running in every direction looking for a fight with Asian youths - but of whom I saw no sign.
"There have been riot police vans in my street and many dozens of riot police streaming out of them. There have been a number of helicopters with searchlights overhead and young white skinhead youths being rounded up and pushed into police vans after being arrested. I saw no Asian youths at all!
"My street and area has always been peacful and friendly...The shouts I heard from the EDL skinhead rioters was, 'If you build a Mosque we'll burn it down!'. And: 'Send all Muslims home!'"