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Members of the English Defence League gathered in a suburb of Leeds this afternoon to protest about plans for a new Muslim community centre. Police prevented clashes between the group and anti fascist campaigners, who staged a counter demonstration as Victoria Whittam reports.
Police have thanked residents in Moortown for their co-operation following today's largely peaceful demonstrations in the area. Four people have been arrested during the protest.
Far right demonstrators have staged a protest at a former Leeds pub earmarked for conversion to an islamic community centre. The English Defence League supporters gathered outside the old Lingfield pub in Alwoodley near Leeds to show their opposition to the plans.
UKIM, UK Islamic Mission, who bought the site, want to create a gym, IT suite, training facilities, library and a prayer room.