Cambridge EDL Route Confirmed
5 July 2011, 11:45
The route that members of the English Defence League will take when they march through Cambridge has been confirmed.
Protesters from the EDL will meet in Queen's Gardens at 1:30pm on Saturday.
They will then march at 2pm along Silver Street, Pembroke Street, Downing Street, Corn Exchange Street, Benet Street, Kings Parade and Silver Street.
The demonstrators will then re-assemble at Queen's Gardens, with the protest expected to end by 4pm.
The route that will be taken by the counter-protest, consisting of Trade Union Council (TUC) and Unite Against Facism (UAF) members, will meet at 11am at The Guildhall.
They will then be escorted by Police at 11:45am along Market Street, Sidney Street, St John's Street, Market Square, Sussex Street, King Street, New Square, Fitzroy Street, Burleigh Street, Norfolk Street, Gwydir Street and Mill Road.
After the march, TUC and UAF members will assemble at Petersfield and their assembly will finish at 3pm.
Inspector Robin Sissons said: "At this stage we cannot confirm numbers likely to attend either protest but hope to be able to provide some indication as negotiations between the police and EDL continue.
As and when we have further information we will share this with the public through our various established links with the community.
As public authorities, the Constabulary and Cambridge City Council have a duty to support and facilitate people's right to peaceful protest, whilst balancing this with the rights of those who want to go about their business."