Tyne & Wear

EDL protest in Newcastle 'largely peaceful'

An English Defence League demonstration at Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre was "largely peaceful" police have reported.

There were reports English Defence League supporters clashed with anti-Jubilee protesters during the demonstration, which started at noon.

Police said one man suffered a slight injury when fireworks were set off.

No arrests were made, but police patrols remained in the area throughout the day and night.

A police spokesman said: "The protest, although vocal, was largely peaceful.

"There was one incident reported to police at around 3.15pm of two fireworks going off among a crowd of people. One man sustained a slight injury and police are investigating."

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