Three people were arrested outside the Old Bailey today as far-right protesters gathered ahead of the sentencing of the two men who murdered soldier Lee Rigby.
Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the court building, waving Union flags and chanting.
A City of London Police spokesman said two men were arrested, one on suspicion of actual bodily harm and one for affray.
A woman was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.
The police spokesman said there was a "significant police presence" in the area.
The street has been closed in both directions outside the court.
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