Hope Not Hate have reported that two men, members of EDL splinter group the 'Infidels', have been arrested for posting a video online allegedly showing the kidnap of an unknown man.
The video (now removed) was posted on social networking site, Facebook on Wednesday the 26th of September and featured a "victim" who was tied up and gagged in the boot of a red car. The man was then subjected to racist abuse and threats and is clearly shown being threatened with a meat cleaver or machete.
The men, 39 and 19, both from Wigan, were arrested at their home addresses by Lancashire police in the early hours of Friday morning and are being questioned on suspicion of publishing written material to stir up racial hatred.
This is far from the first time members of the EDL or affiliated groups have taken to social media to voice their controversial opinions. Previous incidents include threats being made to mosques, Muslim-run shops and stalls and violence at demonstrations among others.
The arrests come just one day before the EDL are set to march in Walsall, the first since their 'failure' of a demonstration in Walthamstow one month ago which many cited as a sign of the demise of the far-right group.