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.
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.