As the leader of the controversial English Defence League prepared to speak to supporters in Toronto over the Internet on Tuesday night, activists delivered a message of their own.

"EDL go to hell," demonstrators chanted on the street outside the Toronto Zionist Centre where Tommy Robinson, leader of the British anti-Islamist group, was to address about 50 supporters.

The protesters blocked the street in front of the centre until pushed back by police. At least two demonstrators were arrested. Eight officers on horseback kept a close watch on the remaining protesters.

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