Shajjadar Choudhury at court
They are alleged to have been threatening and abusive during a Royal Anglian Regiment march to mark the end of a six-month stint fighting in Iraq.
Banners bearing slogans like “Baby killers” and “Butchers of Basra” were waved during the procession through Luton, Beds.
In court yesterday were Jalal Ahmed, 21, Yousaf Bashir, 29, Jubair Ahmed, 19, Ziaur Rahman, 32, Shajjadar Choudhury, 31, and Munim Abdul, 28.
They denied using threatening or abusive words or behaviour and causing harassment alarm and distress at the protest on March 10.
The court in Luton was told a seventh defendant should have appeared alongside them but was unable to attend because his wife had gone into labour.
Ibrahim Anderson, 32, the absent defendant, also denies the charge, the court was told. All seven defendants live in Luton and are due to stand trial in January.
ACCUSED: Yousaf Bashir, Munim Abdul and Jalal Ahmed
The charge was brought under Section 5 of the Public Order Act of 1986.
Barrister Paul Harrison, prosecuting on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, said a trial involving the seven was likely to last five days.
He said that during the trial the prosecution would be playing video footage taken during the protest on March 10.
District Judge Caralyn Mellanby was told that the defence teams for the men would also be playing video footage.
All seven were granted bail until January 4 and they left court without commenting.
Yesterday’s appearance came less than a week after two other men appeared in the same court on charges relating to the disturbance.
On Friday Bryan Kelso, 27, and Kevin Carroll, 40, both of Luton, pleaded not guilty to causing harassment, alarm, or distress.
Both men were released on unconditional bail and will go on trial on November 23.