The English Defence League mounted another protest in Birmingham today. This one was better organized than the earlier demonstration in July.
Notice the overall tenor of the interviews that ITN deigned to include in the latter half of the report.
Here’s the story from the BBC:
UK: Rival Protesters Clash on Streets
Right-wing protestors and anti-fascist campaigners have clashed in Birmingham, leading to a large police presence.
A group calling itself the English Defence League which met to demonstrate against Islamic extremism was met with a counter protest near the city centre.
Police said more than 20 men have been arrested on a bus in Digbeth.
Several people were arrested last month when English Defence League protesters clashed with members of United Against Fascism.
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Community leaders have been on the streets to try to ensure the situation remains calm.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said the arrests for violent disorder were made shortly after 1530 BST.
A 41-year-old man was also arrested for violent disorder in Waterloo Street.
Officers said further sporadic outbreaks of disorder took place in Bennetts Hill and New Street, with missiles being thrown.
A police spokeswoman said trouble causers would be dealt with “robustly”.
They were also granted permission to impose conditions on the protesters, restricting them to certain locations and a limit of 250 people.
Orders were also passed restricting the demonstrations to two locations.
But after meeting on Broad Street in the city’s entertainment district, demonstrators went to New Street, about half a mile away, and trouble broke out.
The street, which houses a large number of banks, cafes and chain stores, is a major pedestrian shopping route.
The nearby Bullring shopping centre and other shops remained open.
On its website, the English Defence League had urged its supporters to avoid violent clashes.
It added anyone causing trouble would be arrested or removed and could destroy the hard work put in by the league and police and “would ruin the day for everyone”.
It also stressed it was not a fascist organisation.
Hat tip: Gaia.