– Supintendent Steve Whitton, Sussex Police
Thankfully there were no serious injuries and I am satisfied with the initial assessment of the way it was policed. However, I know there was disruption to the seafront and the city and it is very important we work in partnership with the businesses and city council to look at the impact it has for any future events. I would especially like to thank residents, traders and visitors for the their patience and co-operation and in particular our colleagues in local authorities, transport providers and other emergency services for their assistance.
Sussex Police say Sunday's March for England in Brighton passed without any major incident. Supintendent Steve Whitton said: "The main march and counter protest passed relatively peacefully, with smaller numbers on both sides than previous years."
" There were between 400 and 500 counter protesters and around 200 for the March for England. While there have been a few incidents around the city these were swiftly dealt with. There were a few minor injuries, and one person who was arrested was treated at hospital."
Sussex Police reported that 27 arrests had been made for offences including affray, ABH, possession of offensive weapons and other public order offences.
Protestors have clashed in Brighton today as hundreds attended the annual March for England - on both sides.
It's thought £500,000 was spent policing the event which saw parts of the city brought to a standstill and hit weekend trade once again. Andy Dickenson reports.