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Police to reveal plans for policing EDL march in Bristol

The EDL is holding a demonstration on the 14th, the same day as Bristol Pride Credit: ITV West

Avon and Somerset will be revealing details later today of how they plan to police an English Defence League march later this month.

The EDL is holding a demonstration on the 14th, the same day as Bristol Pride is staging its annual festival. It's the first time the EDL will have marched through Bristol.

Police want to hear from people planning to protest against EDL march in Bristol

Avon and Somerset police want to hear from people planning to protest against an English Defence League march that's being held in Bristol next month.

Officers say public safety is the top priority.

They've agreed a route with EDL organizers to make sure the march doesn't impact on Bristol Pride celebrations which are being held in the city on the same day.

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