Hundreds of people have gathered in Bournemouth for a march organised by the English Defence League (EDL) and a counter protest by its opponents. The EDL said about 200 supporters attended and handed out leaflets to passers-by. The TUC said hundreds also gathered for the “We Are Bournemouth” anti-EDL protest.
Officers from four neighbouring forces were drafted in to help police the protests.
See also “EDL march through Bournemouth as counter demo for diversity takes place”, Daily Echo, 23 August 2014