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Fear Still Grips Neighborhood in Aftermath of Murder

The murder of soldier Lee Rigby this week in the working-class neighborhood of Woolwich in Southeast London has raised fears in the community of a prolonged backlash against Muslims and people of African descent. The English Defense League rallied its followers to the streets of Woolwich on the night of the killing, and mosques have been targeted by lone far-right extremists across the country. VOA's Mary Motta visits the neighborhood where the murder took place and reports police presence is still heavy and some of the residents fear more violence.