Furious members of counter protest group We Are Bristol have come within yards of the EDL march - with 1,000 officers attempting to keep the two apart.
Local police, boosted by colleagues from around the country, herded the Far Right English Defence League marchers into a protected 'square' formation for their protest against Bristol's 'Islamification'.
Two people have been arrested for refusing to remove their face coverings, bringing the total arrested to four.
Police have made two arrests during the demonstrations.
A 47 year old man was arrested for a racially aggravated public order offence, and a 49 year old man was arrested for unlawful assembly at the fountains. Protest groups have been told not to congregate at this location.
A man's been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order ahead of two marches that are taking place in Bristol.
Supporters of the English Defence League are marching to Queen Square for a rally.
A counter demonstration is being held at the same time by We are Bristol.
EDL supporters are marching on the centre, chanting 'God save the Queen'.