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Northumbria Police said a "small number" of arrests had been made at protests in South Shields.
A demonstration by members of the English Defence League and a group calling themselves the North East Infidels appears to have passed off peacefully in South Shields, according to ITV News Tyne Tees journalists at the rally.
The protesters marched along an agreed route, escorted by police, from Mile End Road to Pier Parade and back.
Another group staged a counter-protest, including members of a newly-formed group called South Tyneside Unites Against Fascism and others from further afield.