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Tower Hamlets policiticians have welcomed news Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll have left the English Defence League but say celebrations are premature.
The duo quit the far right group on Tuesday, with Robinson saying he would pursue non-violent and democratic means to challenge Islamist extremism.
The man who has organised a host of EDL marches on east London over recent years has quit his role at the controversial group.
Tommy Robinson announced on Tuesday he was resigning as its leader over concerns of the "dangers of far-right extremism".
Saturday's English Defence League demonstration and the counter-protest organised by United Against Fascism saw police arrest 300 people.
Among them was Stephen Lennon - otherwise known as EDL leader Tommy Robinson who was taken into custody by officers for a public order offences.
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.
A charity walk organised by English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been banned from Tower Hamlets by the Met Police.
The police have also told those taking part they cannot congregate at Woolwich on Saturday and will instead be restricted to Westminster.