Controversial demos in Rotherham

The British National Party and United Against Fascism are both holding demonstrations in Rotherham today

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Extra policing for controversial demonstrations

There will be extra police officers in Rotherham today ahead of demonstrations taking place in the town. The British National Party is expected to hold a demonstration on Thornhill playing fields next to the former B & Q store this afternoon.

United Against Fascism will also be holding a demonstration on land off College Road in Rotherham this afternoon.

Police believe upto one hundred people will attend each event. South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Borough Council say they are grateful for the support of local business, residents, and the community who have worked towards trying to minimise disruption to the town centre.