Several planned protests did not take place. The Muslims Against Crusades, a group that had threatened a protest as close to the wedding route as possible, canceled its demonstration at the last moment. The group cited the “threat of an imminent attack against those attending the royal wedding.” They warned all Muslims to stay away from the wedding and public transportation.
Because the Muslim group didn’t show up, the British Defence League also canceled its counterprotest. It had planned to try to stop the Muslim group from emerging from the subway near the wedding route.. It had planned to try to stop the Muslim group from emerging from the subway near the wedding route.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said the peaceful and happy celebration of the royal wedding was “a wonderful advertisement for what London does best.”
“The city looks fantastic. It feels fantastic, and the transport system has worked very credibly indeed,” he said.