Police make six arrests after protest against new mosque in Sunderland

Six people have been arrested after a protest against a new mosque in Sunderland. Around 100 took part in the demonstration today which was organised at the site of the new mosque in St Marks Road in Millfield.

Officers made a very small number of arrests following minor public disorder which took place before the demonstration. In total six were arrests were made for disorder. All demonstrators have now moved from the area.

Newcastle Chronicle, 29 March 2014

Update:  See “Five bailed and one charged over disorder at Sunderland mosque protest”, Sunderland Echo, 31 March 2014