EDL members gather outside the Old Post Office pub in Halifax ahead of a march and rally in protest at what they allege is a rise in child grooming in Yorkshire.
There is a heavy police presence in the town ahead of the march which is expected to begin at around 1.30pm.
An estimated 1,200 members of the English Defence League are expected to march through Rotherham town centre this afternoon between 1pm and 3pm, in the wake of the damning report into child sex abuse in the town.
An EDL camp has been in place outside Rotherham's Main Street police station ever since the publication of the report which revealed 1,400 children were abused over a 16 year period largely by Pakistani men.
Officers from neighbouring forces are expected to be drafted in today to bolster numbers on the ground in Rotherham.
A counter-demonstration is due to take place by Unite Against Fascism.
The EDL demonstrators will gather at a muster point at the Town Hall at 1pm and then begin marching to Main Street at 1.30pm.
They will travel from the Town Hall, along Moorgate Street, onto Church Street, left onto Market Street, left onto Market Place, right onto Westgate, and will arrive at Main Street at around 2pm, where there will be speeches before they disperse at around 3pm.
UAF demonstrators will gather at All Saints Square at 1pm and then make their way to the Town Hall.
Road closures will be in place on the day and people are advised to plan their journeys in advance. Road closures are as follows:
Main Street (from the junction with Centenary Way to the Market Street junction) Wilfred Street (at the junction with Westgate) Moorgate Street (at the junction with Grove Street) Westgate (at the junction with Main Street)
Diversions will be in place at Corporation Street, Moorgate Street (at the junction with Mansfield Road), and Canklow Road (at the junction with Old Sheffield Road).
The following roads will be closed for the duration of the marching phase only:
Westgate (junction with Wilfred Street) Market Street (junction with Domine Lane)
As it's part of the protest route and the final assembly point, the enquiry desk at Rotherham Police Station, in Main Street, will be closed from 9pm on Friday (12 September) and will reopen again at 8am on Monday (15 September).
Between 8am and 10pm on Saturday 13 September, and between 10am and 6pm on Sunday 14 September, enquiry desk services will relocate to Rawmarsh Police Station, In Green Lane, Rawmarsh.
Alternatively, the enquiry desk at Snig Hill Police Station in Sheffield city centre is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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