The first of 52 men have been sentenced for violent disorder at an English Defence League protest in Birmingham last year.
Adam Beebee, 28, of Boundary Road, Erdington, Birmingham; James Harrington, 30, of Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft, Leeds; Jake Hill, 32, of Church Street, Stourbridge; and Lee Joshua, 43, of St Mary’s Court, Brierley Hill were sentenced to a total of almost six and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court today.
The remaining 47 defendants who have been convicted will be in court next week.
A crowd of around 2,000 protestors gathered in Birmingham city centre on 20 July 2013, during which a fight broke out between some supporters of the English Defence League and a counter protest group.
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