Around 200 police officers are on duty in Grantham today as two demonstrations take place in the town in the next hour . Members of the English Defence League will be staging a protest against plans to build an Islamic Cultural Centre.
At the same time a counter demonstration by the Grantham Solidarity Network is taking place a few metres away.
– Councillor Charmaine Morgan, South Kesteven District Council
"We do not want extremism in our town. Planning issues need to be decided by local people."