Businesses and traders in Walsall are counting the cost of clashes between English Defence League supporters and the police.
Firms say while they've lost a day's trade, the results of the violence could have been much worse for them.
A major disturbance broke out during protests by the English Defence League in Walsall today.
Bricks, bottles and planks of wood have been thrown at riot police. A number of people have been injured and 28 people arrested.
Police say 28 arrests were made today during the EDL protest in Walsall.
Bricks, bottles and planks of wood have been thrown at riot police. A number of people have been injured.
A clean up operation is underway in Walsall town centre.
Crowds of protesters are leaving Walsall town centre following an afternoon of demos by English Defence League and groups in oppositionFrom @WMPolice on Twitter:
Some taxi drivers in Walsall have taken the day off to join the rally against the EDL protest.
– Walsall Taxi Firm
"Many of our taxi drivers have taken the day off to rally against the EDL protest in Walsall today.
"Some of our taxi drivers working today are currently doing their best to get people home from Walsall as quickly as possible."