Man charged following EDL protest in Newcastle
- 14 June 2012
- From the section Tyne & Wear
A man has been charged with common assault following an English Defence League demonstration in Newcastle.
Northumbria Police said a man was hurt during the protest at Grey's Monument on 4 June after firecrackers went off.
A 22-year-old man has been charged with common assault and a public order offence. He will appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on 28 June.
Police said a 45-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of affray and has been bailed pending further inquiries.