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Arrests over 'racist comments'

Police have arrested at least three men for making racist comments on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook following the attack on a British soldier near Woolwich Barracks. Faith leaders have called for calm and tolerance.

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Arrests over 'Woolwich Twitter remarks'

Two men have been arrested for making alleged offensive comments on Twitter about the murder of a British soldier.

Complaints were made to Avon and Somerset Police about remarks that appeared on the social networking website, which were of a racist or anti-religious nature.

A 23-year-old and a 22-year-old, both from Bristol, were held under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred.

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