The English Defence League are protesting in Ashton-Under-Lyne. At least 200 of their supporters have gathered in the town.
Greater Manchester Police say they are "grateful to the community of Manchester following a demonstration in the city centre today"
The English Defence League will stage a demonstration in Manchester today flanked by a heavy police presence.
Greater Manchester police have made an arrest following a demonstration in Manchester city centre. A group of about 100 people from thought to be from the English Defence League have gathered in Piccadilly Gardens. There are also demonstrators at St Peter’s Square.
Officers are also managing a counter-demonstration by Unite Against Fascism of about 80 people.
– GMP spokesperson
We are helping to facilitate what we hope will continue to be a peaceful protest. The safety of the public is our priority and we are working hard with our partners to make sure people can safely go about their business in the city today. One person has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.
Police say an EDL protest held in Manchester passed of relatively peacefully with fifteen arrests for public order offences.
Twelve were affiliated to the EDL and three were affiliated to the UAF.
Sarah Rogers was there:
Police prepare for the arrival of the EDL on Water Street in Manchester. Click here for more.