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Seven men wanted by police over missiles thrown during Bristol marches

Police investigating missiles thrown during a day of marches in Bristol are appealing for help identifying seven men.

On Saturday 14th July the English Defence League and counter-protestors held demonstrations in Bristol.

The event was largely peaceful, although police officers did have to respond to a small number of minor incidents.

Sixteen people were arrested on the day for offences including going equipped to cause damage and assaulting a police officer.

An investigation was also launched to identify other offences committed and the people responsible.

Detectives investigating the throwing of missiles have identified seven men who might have important information which could help with their enquiries.

The photos of the seven men can be found here.


Event to celebrate Bristol's diversity

An event's being held today to celebrate the benefits of a multi-cultural society in Bristol.

Bristol Multi-Faith Forum and Building The Bridge are gathering communities for All Together Bristol, supported by Bristol City Council.

The event will include a peace walk, music, and presentations about what it means to be a Bristolian in a diverse city

It comes 24 hours after the English Defence League (EDL) marched through in Bristol in protest at what its leaders termed the 'Islamification' of the city.

All Together Bristol takes place between 2pm and 3pm between Queen's Square and Millennium Square.

Who are the English Defence League?

Bristol is bracing itself for one of the most controversial political rallies of recent years. On Saturday the anti-Islamic English Defence League will march through part of the centre.

The route has been agreed with police, but opponents are planning a counter-demonstration and there are fears it could all overshadow the Gay Pride festival taking place nearby.

But who are the English Defence League? Their critics accuse them of being racists - something they deny. Our Politcal Correspondent Bob Constantine reports.


Petition calls for English Defence League march ban

A petition of more than 2,000 signatures is to be presented to Bristol City Council this evening, calling for a march by the English Defence League to be banned. The EDL denies any racist and far-right connections.

The march will be held on Saturday 14th July

It says it has co-operated fully with the authorities to cause as little disruption as possible. The campaigners say similar marches in Luton and Telford have been stopped and want councillors to ask the Home Secretary to halt it. The march is due to be held in the city on Saturday 14th July.

Petition calls for EDL march in Bristol to be banned

A petition with more than 2000 signatures calling for a ban on the English Defence League's march next weekend, will be handed in to Bristol City Council tomorrow.

Sign goed up in Bristol against the proposed EDL march Credit: ITV West

It includes names from trade unionists and faith groups across the city, asking to prevent the march taking place on the 14th of July .

Similar EDL marches in Telford and Luton have been banned. There will also be a lobby outside of the Council House, College Green at 5.30pm before the Cabinet meeting

Police prepare for English Defence League march

Police are promising tough action against anyone intent on causing trouble when a controversial march by the English Defence League takes place in Bristol. A thousand officers will be in the city a week on Saturday in an operation costing more than half a million pounds.

The EDL has revealed death threats have been made against two of their members, while rival group Unite Against Fascism has told this programme it will hold a protest in the city on the same day. Richard Payne reports.

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