Two people have been arrested following a British National Party demonstration in Rotherham. Supporters of the far right group were in the town protesting over plans to re-build a nearby mosque.
The British National Party have been holding a demonstration in Rotherham this afternoon.
The far right group are protesting at plans to re-build a mosque in the town.
Anti fascist campaigners have also staged a counter demonstration.
Chris Kiddey reports.
About forty BNP supporters protesting in Rotherham against plans to redevelop a local mosque.
To see Chris Kiddey's full report on the demonstrations today click here
Anti- fascist campaigners gather in Rotherham - a counter demonstration to a gathering due to be held by British National Party this afternoon.
To see Chris Kiddey's full report on the demonstrations click here
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.
The Yorkshire and Humber MEP Andrew Brons has announced he has resigned from the British National Party.
He cites feeling marginalised and changes within the party as his reasons behind his decision.
The current Chairman of the rump BNP has described me in a text to his attack dogs as ‘vermin’. More recently, he described me as a ‘state agent’ – a description he attached to me twenty-six years ago but which obviously did not apply when he appointed me as the lead candidate in Yorkshire for the European elections.
He says he will "continue to promote the policies on which I was elected in debates in the European Parliament and in releases for the British and foreign media."