UK police block fight between far-right and anti-fascist groups in London

ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON
Published 01.04.2017 20:59
Members of the far-right political group 'Britain First' demonstrate in central London, Britain, 01 April 2017. (AP Photo)
Members of the far-right political group 'Britain First' demonstrate in central London, Britain, 01 April 2017. (AP Photo)

British police have arrested 12 people and are taking steps to prevent clashes between far-right groups and anti-fascist demonstrators in London.

London's Metropolitan Police imposed conditions on the march and rally Saturday by Britain First and the English Defence League, which is described as a march against terrorism.

It's taking place near a counter-demonstration from the Unite Against Fascism group.

London police moved in to contain trouble when former ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson arrived.

Crowds must obey conditions, including following a particular route. Protesters gathered at Trafalgar Square and spilled on to nearby roads.

The protests come just 10 days after attacker Khalid Masood launched an 82-second rampage near Parliament that left four people dead, mowing down three pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbing a police officer in a Parliament courtyard.

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