The English Defence League has held a static demonstration in Bradford today. Police say there were 700 EDL demonstrators and 120 counter protestors. There have so far been 11 arrests for public order offences.
There are calls for chief constables to be given the power to ban demonstrations after the cost of policing an EDL rally in Bradford at the weekend was put at one million pounds.
A huge police presence ensured Saturday's event passed off largely peacefully. At present, only the Home Secretary can prevent such gatherings. But the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson says it is too costly to allow them to continue.
Several hundred members of the EDL are now demonstrating in Bradford and chanting their slogans. Some fireworks have been set off. The crowd is massing towards a makeshift stage area playing loud music.
West Yorkshire police say it is business as usual in Bradford city centre despite the huge police operation to contain today's static demonstration.