Liverpool

Arrests after North West Infidels and anti-fascist groups clash

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Media captionProtesters gathered outside St Georges Hall in the city centre

Dozens of people have been arrested as rival protesters clashed in Liverpool.

Members of the far-right North West Infidels group were reportedly confronted by anti-fascist protesters outside St George's Hall on Saturday.

One officer suffered concussion after being hit by a missile, and was treated in hospital, Merseyside Police said.

The force said 34 people were arrested for offences including assaulting a police officer, violent disorder and possessing weapons.

They were later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Image caption Protesters from the North West Infidels group gathered outside St George's Hall
Image caption Members of the North West Infidels group gathered on the steps of the hall
Image caption Missiles were thrown during the protest, and one police officer suffered concussion after being hit by a flying object
Image caption The protest lasted around three hours before members of both groups were dispersed, police said