Birmingham & Black Country

Six charged over Walsall EDL demo violence

Six men have been charged with violent disorder in connection with an English Defence League protest in Walsall.

Eight people were arrested on Tuesday after raids at homes in Tipton, West Bromwich, Brownhills and Acocks Green.

Walsall town centre had to be sealed off and 30 people arrested following disorder at the protest on 29 September.

The six charged men are due to appear before Walsall Magistrates' Court on 19 April.

The two other men, from Sandwell, were released on bail pending further inquiries.

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