Britain's defense minister has condemned a group of Muslim anti-war demonstrators who disrupted a parade for soldiers returning home from Iraq.
Police say they arrested two people Tuesday after a small group of Muslims was involved in an unspecified disturbance in the town of Luton, just north of London.
They were protesting a parade of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment that has just returned home from service in southern Iraq. Britain still maintains about 4,000 soldiers around the oil-rich city of Basra although most are due to leave by July.
The protesters waved placards which said "Anglian Soldiers: Butchers of Basra" and "Anglian Soldiers: cowards, killers, extremists."