EDL protest and counter-protest on Teesside

An estimated 200 people took part in a protest against the English Defence League in Middlesbrough. It was organised to coincide with a demonstration by members of the EDL, which is taking place later.

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EDL members gather to march through Middlesbrough

Members of the English Defence League (EDL) have gathered for a protest in Middlesbrough.

Earlier, a counter-protest was held in the town by those opposing the EDL.

Cleveland Police warned those on both sides that would not tolerate anyone attempting to conceal their identity with a mask, hand out leaflets in the town centre, wave banners or placards that could incite disorder or carry anything that could cause injury or damage.

Members of the English Defence League prepare to march through Middlesbrough

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