Sixteen protesters were arrested as two major demonstrations took place in Bristol city centre
Officers policing the EDL march in Bristol have made seven arrests.
Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Bristol today in one of the largest police operations in years.
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.
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.