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Man charged ahead of Golders Green protest

A man has been charged with inciting racial hatred ahead of a proposed demonstration in Golders Green next weekend.

The man was arrested in Yeovil in Somerset on Thursday, police said. Credit: Met Police.

Joshua Bonehill, of Hudson Road, Yeovil, was arrested in Somerset on Thursday in an operation with Avon and Somerset Police, the Met said.

The arrest is part of an operation ahead of a planned march by a number of far right groups in the area, where a large percentage of the population are Jewish.

Officers continue to assess all information and intelligence available in relation to the proposed demonstration and speak with the organisers to ensure an appropriate policing response is in place.

We are aware of concerns in the local community about the negative impact this proposed demonstration may have on them. We are working with residents to ensure that people can exercise their rights in a way that is lawful, while minimising this impact.

– Met Police.

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Thousands to join austerity protest in London

Thousands are expected to march through the streets of London later to protest against austerity.

The Government faces its first big public protest since the election with politicians, union leaders and celebrities expected to join the demonstration.

Organisers say the protest will be the biggest event of its kind for years, with people travelling across the UK to march from the City of London to Westminster, where a rally will be held.

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