Welsh Defence League cancels protest in Newport

WDL SwanseaA protest planned by the Welsh Defence League in Newport this weekend has been cancelled, police said today.

The demonstration, which was supposed to voice objections to the conversion of a church in Victoria Road into a mosque and multi-faith community centre, had been due to take place on Saturday. But Gwent police confirmed today they had been informed it will no longer go ahead. A counter-protest is still thought to be taking place.

South Wales Argus, 19 October 2009