Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers have reportedly ordered members of a controversial U.K. protest group to stop using one of the band's songs to promote an upcoming rally.

Members of the extreme right-wing English Defence League (Edl) have allegedly been using the band's 1998 track If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next in promotional materials, and the revelation has riled the musicians.

A spokesperson for the Manics told NME.com the musicians were "horrified" by the suggestion their song has been used by the Edl, and executives at their record label have ordered the organisation to remove materials featuring the song from their website.