Hundreds At 'Britain First' protest in Burton-On-Trent

More than 550 people turned up to a protest in Burton-On-Trent.

Around 200 were for Britain First whilst another 250 were from an anti-fascist counter demonstration.

Staffordshire Police made 3 arrests, 2 for refusing to remove their face coverings, and one for affray.

The far-right group organised the demonstration, to fight against plans to extend a new mosque in the town.

A procession took place from the Train Station to the Market Place where the group made speeches.

A counter demonstration took take place at the same time, with a procession from Moseley Street to Lichfield Street.

Staffordshire Police had extra officers out in the town to keep the public safe.

Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey says 'Staffordshire Police’s top priority was the safety of the community, the demonstrators and the counter demonstrators.' 

 

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