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Sixteen people are being questioned by police in Bristol following a day of marches in the city.
Around 300 supporters of the far-right group the EDL gathered in Queen Square to hear speeches complaining about what its leaders termed the 'Islamification' of the city.
The EDL activists then took part in a short march.
Approximately 500 people from the We Are Bristol campaign also marched through the city in protest at the EDL's presence.
A total of 16 arrests were made during the day for offences that included going equipped to damage, failing to remove a face covering and assaulting a police officer.
Kerry McCarthy, MP for Labour, Bristol East, says Bristol is multi-cultural and accepting of diversity, and most EDL supporters have come from other cities to stir up hatred.
We spoke to Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism before their demonstration:
There have been angry scenes in Bristol today as the English Defence League marched through Bristol. Counter protest group We Are Bristol came within yards of the EDL rally, with a thousand officers on standby attempting to keep the two apart.
At one stage a bin was set on fire and missiles were thrown. Riot police have made at total of seven arrests, including one for racially aggravated behaviour.
A 44 year old man's been arrested at the EDL march for assaulting a police officer.
It brings the total number of arrests at the protest in Bristol to seven, including one for racially aggravated abuse.