About 3,000 officers maintained a visible presence as the group walked from Queen Elizabeth Street, over Tower Bridge, going up to Aldgate.
On Friday the group lost a court battle after police cut short its plans to march through the Tower Hamlets area.
Hundreds others gathered at a park in Aldgate to protest against the march.
By 18:00 BST, 14 people had been arrested for offences including violent disorder, criminal damage and possession of a pointed blade or article.
Among those in custody is a 15-year-old boy who was arrested for going equipped, Scotland Yard said.
A tweet on the EDL website stated: “Tommy’s been arrested for incitement.”
Mr Rahman said he was “very fed up” with the EDL marches, adding: “We are a united community and we are a diverse community. Young people are not coming out today because they are frightened.”
BBC London home affairs correspondent Guy Smith said Met officers formed a “security envelope” around the EDL with a strategy to “keep both sides apart”.
The EDL group had planned to march through Tower Hamlets, which has one of the biggest Muslim populations in the country.
It took the police to the High Court after the Met shortened the route over concerns that “serious public disorder” could take place.
Mr Robinson said he would hold sponsored walks in east London to raise money to pay for the court costs.
source: BBC NEWS
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