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Planned road closures during EDL rally

A number of roads will be closed in Sheffield on Saturday, during the planned rally by members of the English Defence League.

EDL members are expected to gather in Sheffield Lane Top. While the rally is taking place, police plan to close Buchanan Road and Elm Lane between 1pm and 4pm, along with Hatfield House Lane, from its junction with Barnsley Road and Shiregreen Lane.

The traffic order also applies to Stubbins Lane, Barnsley Road and Deerlands Avenue. However, police aim to keep disruption to residents, motorists and businesses to a minimum and will only close these roads if required.

Men arrested after EDL march must stay away from Hull

The four men arrested in connection with the English Defence League march in Hull on Saturday have been told to stay away from the city.

The ruling is part of strict bail conditions imposed on the men.

They were part of the three hundred EDL supporters who marched through the city centre. All four men, none from the region, have also been told that they must not gather in groups larger than five people before they appear at Hull Magistrates' Court next month.

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Unite Against Fascism gather for EDL counter demo

Unite Against Fascism protestors gather in Hull Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Unite Against Fascism are staging a counter demonstration ahead of the English Defence League march in Hull. The UAF have gathered outside the city's Pearson Park Mosque for what they describe as a peaceful protest against racism.

UAF protestors arrive in Hull ahead of counter demonstration Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police reassure EDL rally will be monitored

Police have released the following statement about the planned English Defence League rally in Hull today.

Road users in Hull may experience some delays due to a planned protest march by the English Defence League (EDL) which is scheduled to take place in the city centre.

There will be a policing operation in place to ensure minimal disruption to the public and whilst there are no full road closures planned it is anticipated the movement of traffic in the area of Ferensway and Spring Bank may be affected for a short time.

The march is due to be held in the early afternoon and it is hoped those living, working and visiting the area will not be overly affected although members of the public are asked to bear with us as officers work to ensure the march passes safely through the city.

Uniform police officers will be present in the area to facilitate a peaceful march and demonstration and ensure there is a safe environment both for those engaged in peaceful protesting and the wider public.

– Humberside Police spokesman

Traffic disruption expected during EDL march

A recent EDL protest in Leeds

Traffic disruption is expected - and extra police officers have been drafted in - in Hull today for a planned English Defence League rally.

It's expected members of United Against Facism will stage a counter-protest in the city.

The last major EDL demonstration in our region was in Leeds in May, where members staged a protest over plans to convert a pub into an islamic community centre. Four people were arrested during the march.

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