Police make arrests at EDL march in Middlesbrough

Anti-fascist protesters in Middlesbrough
Image caption The EDL demonstration was preceded by a march by anti-fascist protesters

Police made a small number of arrests during rival marches by the English Defence League (EDL) and local anti-fascist groups in Middlesbrough.

About 300 EDL supporters gathered in the town for a march and rally, which had been preceded by a demonstration by about 200 anti-fascist protesters.

Cleveland Police said about 350 officers were on duty.

A force spokesman said a small number of arrests had been made, mainly for public order offences.

The spokesman added: "We would like to thank members of the community and local businesses for their co-operation and patience during the day."

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