Anti-fascists plan vigil as EDL demonstrates in Blackpool

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Members of United Against Fascism (UAF) are to hold a vigil in Blackpool, as the English Defence League (EDL) holds a rally in the resort.

The events are planned for Saturday 28 May, during the bank holiday weekend.

The EDL is due to march along the promenade to the headland close to the South Pier where it will hold a demonstration from 1245 to 1400 BST.

The UAF plans to hold a vigil at the headland at 1200 BST, the group confirmed.

Lancashire Police said while it could not ban a peaceful protest, it was considering imposing restrictions or conditions.

It said it hoped residents and businesses in the resort would not be disrupted by the plans but warned some roads may be closed temporarily.

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