Businesses in Walsall are thankful the EDL march wasn't as bad as it could have been

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.

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Walsall EDL Protest

Supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) are planning to stage a demonstration in Walsall town centre today (September 29) while groups in opposition to the EDL are due to hold an event in the town simultaneously.