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.
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.