EDL fails in bid to overturn Tower Hamlets ban
The English Defence League's attempt to overturn a ban on it entering Tower Hamlets was dismissed in a legal hearing on Friday.
It means the group will be prevented from going into the borough during Saturday's march, following the Met Police imposing restrictions.
The eleventh hour legal bid was turned down by judges at the High Court in London according to EDL leader Tommy Robinson (pictured).
He wrote on Twitter: "The march is 100% on but we will only be allowed to aldgate not to white chapel (sic) high street."
It comes after Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman also failed in his application for a judicial review, which was calling for a full ban on the EDL march.
A spokeswoman for Tower Hamlets Council said: "The council applied for judicial review of the Police Commissioner's refusal to apply for a ban on the EDL marching in the borough. The court refused permission for the claim."
The EDL had planned to march from London Bridge to Whitechapel High Street.
However, on Wednesday, the Met Police imposed restrictions including banning the group from Tower Hamlets.
A counter demonstration by Unite Against Fascism also faces restrictions.