Two US anti-Muslim activists who hoped to join an EDL march in Woolwich have been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office has confirmed.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who set up Stop Islamization of America and run the website Jihad Watch, have been forbidden from entering the country on the grounds that their presence would "not be conducive to the public good".
The far-right EDL is planning a march to mark Armed Forces Day on June 29, ending in Woolwich, south east London, where soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in May.
Ms Geller and Mr Spencer were both set to attend.
A Home Office spokesman said: "We can confirm that Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are subject to an exclusion decision.
"The Home Secretary will seek to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.
"We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form."
Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz welcomed the decision.
He said: "I welcome the Home Secretary's ban on Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering the country.
"This is the right decision. The UK should never become a stage for inflammatory speakers who promote hate."