Vile pigs. Let all the world see them for what they are. They protest at the homecoming of HM Soldiers. These people make me sick.
The hour-long parade had been delayed due to growing tensions between the two sides, with anti-Mac protestors singing God Save the Queen and drinkers at a nearby pub hurling frozen pork sausages at the Muslims.
Moments after the soldiers passed through tensions reached boiling point and the anti-Mac campaigners broke through the barricades, charged across the road and traded punches with the Muslim throng.
Police quickly separated the mob, with one man wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and led away while the police made a ring surrounding the Muslim group.
They then had to hold back the anti-Muslim group as the Mac protesters made their way to a tube station.
Two men were arrested after the violence, for public order offences.
Local woman Dee McEvoy, 50, stood in front of the Muslims protesters, waving her two union Jack flags as the soldiers passed.
She said: 'I'm here for the army and the British forces. The protesters are entitled to their opinion but they are taking it out on the wrong people. They should be taking it out on the Government.
'This is not the reception these boys and girls deserve. But it is democracy in action.' Earlier the Muslim group was attacked by a barrage of eggs.
Nile Gardiner is absolutely right. British Muslim leaders must condemn these idiots.
It’s not enough for Muslim leaders to sit on the fence. They should not only come out forcefully condemning the protests in Barking, but they should also publicly support the British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, and wholeheartedly back the war against the Taliban. The barbaric execution of a seven-year old boy by the Taliban just last week is a sharp reminder of why the West must win the war on the battlefields of south Asia: to defeat one of the most evil movements in the history of mankind, as well as to ensure that al-Qaeda, allied to the Taliban, is unable to launch attacks against Great Britain and its allies from Afghan soil. There is no middle ground in this war. British Muslim leaders have to make it absolutely clear they support the defence of the British nation and the emphatic defeat of its enemies