Heavy police presence at Dudley EDL march

Up to 1,000 EDL members travelled to Dudley to protest against plans for a mosque, amid a heavy police presence.

The protesters marched from the town centre to the council house and held speeches objecting to the so-called “super mosque”.

Many shops shut for the afternoon and some were boarded up as a precaution, although the Churchill shopping centre stayed open.

A counter-protest was staged by members of Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Thirty arrests were made mainly to prevent a breach of the peace, police said.