Following yesterday's EDL protest the organisers of the counter protest 'We are Walsall' have said they communicated their message
Members of the English Defence League gather in Walsall whilst their opponents hold a counter rally.
Campaigners opposed to the government’s controversial Workfare programme will stage protests in Nottingham today.
– Ch Supt Lee Freeman
There are no confirmed plans for a further protest by the East Anglian Patriots in Lincoln. Our staff will liaise with the group should they approach us with any proposals.
We have a duty to facilitate peaceful protest, but it is important that we balance that obligation with the impact of such events on our communities. That balance will form the focus of any discussions we have with any groups wishing to protest in Lincoln City Centre.”
There have been protests this morning over plans to close ambulance stations in Nottinghamshire.
Campaigners in Retford believe lives could be put at risk but East Midlands Ambulance Service says replacing the stations with a number of super hubs and standby points, will improve efficiency.
A consultation has begun over plans to close 66 ambulance stations and replace them with 13 purpose built Superhubs.
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 opposition