EDL protest to take place in Rotherham

EDL protesters
EDL protesters

EDL members are expected to hold a demonstration in Rotherham today.

Members from around 20 right wing groups are expected to congregate in the Bridge pub at around 10am. Between 100 and 200 are anticipated at this stage. They are protesting against the council’s attempts to get further marches banned and restrictions imposed.
A number of left wing groups plan to stage a counter protest in All Saints’ Square at the same time.
There will be additional policing on the day to provide reassurance and SY Police have made it clear that while they respect the right to peaceful protest, they will not tolerate anyone who has the intention of committing a criminal offence and those individuals will be dealt with under the appropriate police powers
The march will begin at 2pm.