British Muslims stage anti-ISIS protest march in London

ISIS protest November 2014

ISIS protest November 2014. Image via Twitter

Edgware road was brought to a halt on Tuesday afternoon as hundreds of British Muslims took to the streets to protest against ISIS.

British Shia Muslims shouted anti-ISIS chants, and beat drums along the central London concourse.

The march was part of the Muslim day of Ashura - a religious comemmoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.

Protestors and people apparently working in local businesses took to Twitter to post photographs of the march, while others posted videos of the packed street.


This article was modified on November 6

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  • I would just like to point out this was not the primary objective of the march. Tuesday was the day of Ashura, when our prophet, Imam Hussein along with his family and followers were martyred in Kerbala.

    This march yesterday was to mourn the loss of our prophet.

    As Shia Muslims all over the world are being persecuted and murdered by ISIS, we also took this opportunity to bring this to the public eye, but this was IN NO WAY the main reason for the march, at all.

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  • Hi Shafiq,

    Thanks very much for your comment.

    I have added a line to make it clear that the demonstration was part of the Day of Ashura.

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  • Perhaps not the reason for the march but thank you for displaying your dislike of ISIS on a sacred day, It demonstrates a peaceful culture and religion everyone welcomes.

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