EDL demonstrators moved to side street after being heavily outnumbered by anti-fascist protesters in Liverpool

Heavy police presence for far-right demonstration

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A planned EDL demonstration in Liverpool was confined to a side street as police moved in to stop clashes with anti-fascist protesters.

English Defence League demonstrators gathered at the Lord Warden pub on London Road in the city from about midday on Saturday while an anti-fascist demonstration was held outside nearby Lime Street train station.

A heavy police presence moved the EDL demonstrators after the anti-fascist contingent gathered on London Road and chanted "Nazi scum, off our streets".

The EDL demonstration was moved to Camden Street, at the side of the pub, where protesters were contained by police.

The group said the protest was being held to highlight a number of issues, including terrorism. Members from branches including Coventry and the North East waved St George's flags.

The protesters were taken to the loading bay of the station, with police blocking off all access to the area.

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