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Arrests made following last year's EDL rally in Walsall

Credit: ITV News Central

Eight people have been arrested this morning (March 26) following disorder at last year's English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Walsall.

Officers made early morning calls at homes across Tipton, West Bromwich, Brownhills and Acocks Green.

Protesters from the EDL and a counter demonstration group descended on Walsall town centre on Saturday 29 September 2012, with numbers attending the events reaching around 1,000.

A large scale operation was carried out by West Midlands Police to ensure the safety of people visiting the town on the day.

Credit: ITV News Central