Extremists call off royal wedding protest

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The extremists who threatened disruption at the royal wedding said today they have agreed to stay away amid fears they could be targeted by attacks.

Muslims Against Crusades announced they have abandoned protest plans as they were heckled by passers-by in an impromptu press conference outside Parliament.

Campaign spokesman Abu Abbas, 22, called on all Muslims to stay away on the big day.

"We believe the main issue is security for our people," he said.

One group of onlookers set off a siren in protest at the campaign group, who carried a banner with the words: "Wanted: Prince William... Modern Day Nazi."