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Muslim protesters burn US flag outside memorial service.

Summary: A group of British Muslims staged a protest nearby the memorial service for the September 11th attacks in London by burning a US flag.

A group of British Muslims staged a protest nearby the memorial service for the September 11th attacks in London by burning a US flag.

The group of radical Islamic groups, including Muslims Against Crusades, gathered outside the US embassy shouting "USA terrorists" and holding anti-American placards.

Tom Clarke, who lost his sister Suria, a 30-year-old PR executive, in the attacks on the World Trade Center, said that he would prefer it if the protesters had not staged the demonstration.

However, he said: "I would much rather live in a country where people are allowed to do that than one where they aren't.

"I would defend their right to protest and have the right to say what they want."

Two men were arrested at the entrance to the service.

Later, Marble Arch was brought to a standstill as EDL protesters clashed with Muslim extremists.

Several glass bottles were thrown by EDL supporters as officers struggled to keep them apart.

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