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Oxford EDL march police officer injured

Police at EDL march
Image caption Five hundred officers were drafted in to police the EDL march and counter-demonstration

Three people have been arrested and a police officer injured at a march by the English Defence League (EDL) in Oxford.

The male officer suffered minor head injuries when he was struck by a missile.

Thames Valley Police said two demonstrators had been detained on suspicion of causing affray and one on a public order offence.

Roads around St Aldates were closed causing traffic disruption.

Police said they stepped up policing for the march, with additional officers brought in from five neighbouring forces.

A counter demonstration was held by Unite Against Fascism (UAF), with scuffles breaking out between members of the two groups at Bonn Square.

Image caption Police escorted the EDL marchers through the city centre

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