EDL protest in Bradford

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.

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Call for police chiefs to be given powers to ban " costly" EDL rallies

There are calls for the region's police chiefs to be given the power to ban EDL rallies which are regularly costing our forces six figure sums.

Saturday's demonstration in Bradford went ahead with only a handful of arrests for minor public order offences. But police put that down to a massive one million pound operation.

Now the Police and Crime Commissioner wants chief constables to be able to ban such events to cut the rising cost of policing them. Sally Simpson reports.

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