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EDL protest in Walsall

Members of the English Defence League gather in Walsall whilst their opponents hold a counter rally.

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Workfare protests

Campaigners opposed to the government’s controversial Workfare programme will stage protests in Nottingham today.

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Police deny plans for a further Lincoln protest

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.”

– Ch Supt Lee Freeman

Protests to save Nottinghamshire ambulance stations

Protesters say closing the ambulance stations would put lives at risk Credit: ITV Central

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.

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Moment policeman injured by missile during EDL Protest

Riot police try to hold the EDL protestors back in Walsall town centre Credit: ITV Central
A wooden missile can be seen in the top right hand corner of this photo Credit: ITV Central
The moment the policeman is struck by a wooden missile Credit: ITV Central
The policeman falls to the ground as he is hit Credit: ITV Central
The policeman rises to his feet again after being hit by the missile Credit: ITV Central
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