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Politicians have condemned an English Defence League march planned for Tower Hamlets this summer and urged the police to intervene.
The borough's Labour Party responded after the right-wing group announced on Monday it would hold a demo in east London on August 24.
By Lutfur Rahman
In recent weeks, a newspaper has published some lurid claims about alleged electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets. Let's be absolutely clear, we take any such claims very seriously indeed.
Following complaints of voter fraud in the 2010 General Election, investigating police failed to find a single case in our borough.
Police arrested 15 people and one man taken to hospital after violence erupted in east London over the weekend.
The incident, which took place in Whitechapel at about 5pm on Saturday afternoon, is believed to have been between local youths and members of the English Defence League.
This Saturday's anti-Muslim march across Tower Hamlets has been banned but police and politicians are still preparing for trouble.
The EDL released a statement on its website to say despite the decision by Home Secretary Theresa May to outlaw the planned procession a static demonstration was still allowed.
An English Defence League march that clashes with the beginning of Ramadam could provoke a riot on the streets of Tower Hamlets, said London Assembly member John Biggs.
The member for City and East has written to the Home Secretary Theresa May to step in over the demonstration planned for September 3.