Eight arrests at English Defence League event in Oldham

Eight people have been arrested during an English Defence League (EDL) gathering in Greater Manchester.

About 120 members met in Oldham on Saturday. Some laid a wreath at the war memorial in Yorkshire Street.

Up to 50 supporters threw bottles at a police car at about 1315 BST, a Greater Manchester Police spokesman said.

Four were arrested over public order offences. Another four were arrested, also on suspicion of public order offences, in the town centre.

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