LONDON (AFP/Reuters) - British police charged a second man on Saturday with the May 22 murder of Lee Rigby, a serving soldier, on a London street.

The second prime suspect in the killing of a British soldier who was hacked to death on a London street was charged with his murder, police said.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby as well as the attempted murder of two police officers, London’s Metropolitan Police said.

“He was also charged with possession of a firearm, a 9.4 mm revolver, with intent to cause others to believe that violence would be used,” Scotland Yard said in a statement.

Adebolajo was remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday. He was one of two men shot by police at the scene of the murder near Rigby’s barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, on May 22. He and the other suspect, 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, were taken to separate hospitals under armed guard. Adebowale was discharged from hospital on Tuesday and a day later was charged with Rigby’s murder and possessing a firearm.

Adebolajo was released on Friday and taken into custody for questioning by counter-terror police. Both suspects are Muslim converts who were raised in London in Nigerian Christian families.

Dozens of people were arrested in London on Saturday as rival far-right and anti-fascist groups faced off over the murder of a British soldier by suspected Islamists.

London’s Metropolitan Police said 58 people from the Unite Against Fascism pressure group were arrested after they gathered to oppose a rally by the far-right British National Party (BNP) near the Houses of Parliament. The arrested UAF protesters, who were part of a group of around 300 people opposing the 150-strong BNP rally, were detained on suspicion of breaching the Public Order Act.