SIX people were arrested at the 17th far-right protest to be held in Rotherham town centre since 2012 on Saturday. South Yorkshire Police said around 120 members of the English Defence League took part in a march and around 140 … Continue reading
SIX people were arrested during largely peaceful protests in Rotherham yesterday. Drunk and disorderly, chanting, inciting racial hatred, breach of a dispersal order and public order offences were committed during the protests in the town centre. A number of people … Continue reading
Hundreds of police officers from across the country have been drafted in for two demonstrations in Rotherham this weekend. Police chiefs have issued a warning ahead of the gatherings that ‘criminality’ at the demonstrations will not be accepted. One group … Continue reading
The Home Office has refused to grant powers to South Yorkshire Police to stop EDL marches in Rotherham. An application was made for the Government to allow police forces in extreme circumstances to ban certain protests. In Rotherham, hopes were … Continue reading
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Chris Read writes to Amber Rudd re the proposed EDL March: .
South Yorkshire police forced to spend almost £5m since start of 2012 on keeping peace at demonstrations South Yorkshire police have spent nearly £5m on policing far-right protests since the beginning of 2012, figures have shown. Freedom of information requests … Continue reading
New panel to advise on handling extremist marches after violent clashes in Rotherham A new independent panel has been set up to advise police on dealing with extremist marches in South Yorkshire in the wake of serious disorder after a … Continue reading