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Protests over Woolwich attack

Supporters of the English Defence League has been holding demonstrations in Newcastle and Manchester in response to the killing of a British soldier in Woolwich last week. There have also been some counter-protests.

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Horse punched by football fan to help police EDL march

A Newcastle United fan punched Bud in the face during scuffles with police in the city

Among the police horses on duty at the English Defence League march in Newcastle today will be Bud, a horse who was punched during scuffles after a derby match in the city.

Bud flew to national fame when footage emerged showing a football fan punching him in the face after Newcastle United's 3-0 defeat to arch rivals Sunderland last month.

Well-wishers stroked and patted the police horse as he made his first return to the streets of Newcastle.

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