Several hundred English Defence League (EDL) supporters gathered on the steps of St Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle to protest against the killing of a British soldier last week.
Some sang "I'm English til I die" and were honked by passing van drivers.
Chants of "Whose streets? Our streets" and "RIP Lee Rigby" rang out and one protester carried a flag bearing the name of the killed British soldier.
Police were present in large numbers watching the demonstration grow.
More top news
The poor response to the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower was "ultimately a failure of values", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said he still hopes that the UK might change its mind over Brexit and decide to stay.
A blind veteran has launched a heartbreaking appeal for the return of his war medals, after they went missing while returning from Normandy.