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200 EDL supporters march in Ashton-Under-Lyne

An EDL march in Ashton-Under-Lyne Photo: ITV Granada

The English Defence League are marching through the centre of Ashton-Under-Lyne. At least 200 of the group's supporters have joined the protest.

Greater Manchester Police insist an official EDL organiser told them that the event was cancelled.

However, a large police operation is still in place and they are "continuing to manage numbers".

Police monitor an EDL march in Ashton Credit: ITV Granada

Around 20 people, representing Unite Against Fascism, are holding their own counter demonstration at the same time.

Unite Against Fascism demonstrate against an EDL protest in Ashton Credit: ITV Granada