A couple of people approach the police line shouting "EDL".
NewcastleUnites crowd chant back "Newcastle, United, will never be defeated"
It appears many more people have attended a counter protest organised against a rally being held by Pegida.
The group, which started in Germany, says it's worried about the rise in the number of people who adhere to a strict interpretation of Islam. It's holding its first rally in Britain in Newcastle.
Around 400-500 people are attending, including members of the North East English Defence League.
Yards away a counter protest is taking place, organised by Newcastle Unites, which says Pegida is a far right organisation that has no business demonstrating in the North East.
The counter protest appears to have attracted thousands of people.
Tensions flared briefly in the Pegida rally but, what looked to be an attempt to break through police lines, was quickly contained.
Police now trying to disperse the Pegida demonstration. The counter protest remains in full swing.
Police have contained what appeared to be an attempt by members of the Pegida rally to break through police towards the Newcastle Unites counter protest.
Pegida appear to be trying to break through police to walk towards Newcastle Unites rally.
Police lines separate the two groups now gathered at the Bigg Market and Newgate Street.
Members of the Pegida rally can be seen coming through the line of police tape towards where officers are standing, moving towards the counter protestors.
Around 400 - 500 people are in the Bigg Market for the rally of Pegida. The North East English Defence League say around 100 of their members are in attendance.
A speaker from the German branch of Pegida is addressing the crowds.
The rally has attracted attention from international media.
The counter protestors chanting "we are black, we are white, we are united" come within yards of the Pegida rally.
The controversial anti-Islam group Pegida is gathering in Newcastle's Bigg Market. The group has urged extreme right-wing groups planning to join its first British demonstration to keep protests peaceful.
Counter protestors begin their march from Gallowgate to Newgate Street. Both roads have been closed since 10:30am. There are no plans to close Clayton Street or Grainger Street.
Police said the city centre is likely to be busy all day as there are also Newcastle United and Gateshead football matches. Officers may need to close other roads temporarily.
Crowds supporting Newcastle Unites have met at Gallowgate for a counter protest against the Pegida rally taking place at the Bigg Market.
The crowd will march to Newgate Street.