Saturday, June 25 2016

Man charged following EDL protest in Newcastle

BBC News reports that a man has been charged with common assault and a public order offence following a protest by the English Defence League in Newcastle over the Jubilee bank holiday.

From BBC News:

“A man has been charged with common assault following an English Defence League demonstration in Newcastle.

“Northumbria Police said a man was hurt during the protest at Grey's Monument on 4 June after firecrackers went off.

“A 22-year-old man has been charged with common assault and a public order offence.

“Police said a 45-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of affray and has been bailed pending further inquiries.”

Arrests at EDL protests are quite commonplace. There have previously been arrests at, or subsequent to, EDL demonstrations in London (see here and here); Cleckheaton and Dewsbury; Plymouth and most recently in Rochdale.

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