Hundreds march through Newcastle

Hundreds of people are taking part in protests in Newcastle. Members of the English Defence League are marching through the city, while a rival demonstration, by the Anti-fascist network, has also been taking place.

Police horses in Newcastle city centre Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The EDL started its march in the Bigg Market before heading through the city to Leazes Park. It had originally wanted to march through the West End of the city, but this was prohibited by police.

EDL gather in the Bigg Market, Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Anti-fascist groups also held a counter demonstration which started at City Hall in Newcastle, before gathering at the Monument.

Members of Newcastle Unites at City Hall - in counter protest against EDL Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Watch the full report on the marches here: